anzeige / in collaboration with MYCS – thank you!
In the past few months, I have made quite a few changes to the flat. After my new coffee table and the most perfect bedroom cabinet, I now want to introduce you to my new dining room/office chairs today – the fully customized chairs from MYCS.
Ever since I moved into this flat about a year ago my needs have drastically changed. Whereas last year I only needed my dining room for the occasional self-cooked dinner or Sunday breakfast, I now not only work from home but also share the space with two cats. However, as already mentioned in other interior posts, I am quite picky when it comes to furniture. This is why I love MYCS so much. You can customize just about any furniture to your needs.
Finding versatile chairs for the dining room table
When I first moved in my requirements for the dining/living room weren’t too defined. I knew I wanted to have a round table with a white surface in order to break up the room and not crowd it further as the living room and kitchen area is the key room in the flat. The chairs, however, I didn’t think too much about. I simply bought two comfortable grey chairs because people told me you NEED to have a space designated to eating dinner and doing so from your couch isn’t very “adult. So I commenced.
When Lilly and Fin moved in, however, things drastically changed. They say if you have cats they don’t live with you, but you live with them. And I couldn’t agree more. They immediately each claimed one of the chairs as theirs and started getting comfortable. So back I was, eating my dinner from the coffee table. That’s when I realized things needed to change. And so I set out to find two additional chairs that would suit my needs as well as my aesthetic preferences.
Why I went for the PRYME chairs from MYCS
What I wanted for the dining room table were two chairs that were comfortable to sit on as I would also be working from there occasionally. They needed to be beautiful enough to fit into the flat and compliment it, with wooden elements and a dash of grey. They also needed to be robust enough to withstand the naughty cats and fairly easy to clean for whenever I spill my morning coffee when sitting down at the table. This is exactly what I found at MYCS. I fully customized my chairs, added the colours and materials I liked and within a couple of weeks, they arrived at my flat.
Working from home – 5 tips for a more productive home-office
#1: PUT ON SOME NICE CLOTHES. It can be quite alluring to just stay in your pyjamas all day when working from home. I find myself being much more productive, however, when I put on some comfortable jeans and a jumper, simply for the sake of feeling as if I actually was at work.
#2: HAVE DESIGNATED WORKING HOURS. This is one aspect I struggle with the most. Defining a strict line between working hours and free time. I used to work until late in the night and spent the entire day watching funny videos on Youtube. I try to not do that anymore and stick to a more or less 9 – 5 rule, with the occasional switch in the schedule when things get really busy.
#3: CLEAN WORKSPACE – CLEAR MIND. I cannot work when my home is cluttered and dirty. Not too easy when you live with cats. This is why I try to clean the flat every evening – or at least try to have the area around my dining room/home office pretty much clean.
#4: FAKE A COMMUTE. This is something that I have heard a lot of freelancers talk about so I decided to give it a go as well. I now try to either go to the gym in the mornings or head out for a quick coffee run or walk in order to trick my brain into thinking that I’m actually going to work. It did the trick. I feel so much more productive on days when I do this rather than just get up and sit down at my desk to work.
#5: SCHEDULE “OUT-OF-OFFICE” MEETINGS. There were weeks when I didn’t leave my house for days on end due to working from home. It’s so easy to get lost in the process of getting up, working and heading back to bed again. This is why I try to schedule meetings out of office in the afternoons now. This way I get to leave the flat, get some human interaction in and have a much better break between working hours and free time as well.