It’s been over a year since the world has shifted, forever changing the way Canadians work and live. This has led to both an increased demand for products to enable remote work, as well as increases in health concerns, making the work-life balance never more important. Here CSL shares our favourite tools to maintain productivity at home and why you should try eye yoga.
The Eyes Have It
Though technology has been a crucial component of communication and connecting with others through the pandemic, it’s also increased screen time resulting in neck and eye strain. With a limited range of eye movement when staring at a screen, irritation and headaches can lead to physical shoulder and neck pain. This is where eye yoga can relieve symptoms. In fact, according to Melisande Turpin, owner and yoga instructor of Karma Shala, a yoga studio and online yoga experience based in Quebec that uses various eye yoga techniques reported that users had ‘reduced eye fatigue and improved posture, attention, and balance,” when practising techniques such as upward gazing, focusing, near and distant viewing, and palming.
Work Buddies: 3 Products for the At Home Office
1/ Most of us have a large amount of data stored on our devices. This portable, lightweight external hard drive has ample storage (4TB) capacity for a range of files and content, with USB-A and USB-C connectivity, allowing for fast transfer of data with no need for an external power cord – perfect for laptops or moving from device to device. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iPad Pro and tablet devices.
TOSHIBA Canvio Flex 4TB USB 3.0 Potable External Hard Drive, in silver, $144.99; toshibatec.ca
2/ Zoom meetings, chatting with office mates and friends is a cinch with unrivaled voice pickup, and easy-to-use touch controls in these streamlined, lightweight and comfortable leather cushion headphones. Connect easily with bluetooth via voice control, or with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa and best of all twenty hours of battery life is great for a full day of use.
BOSE Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, $379; bose.com
3/ Old school? Organize your life easily with this wire bound weekly appointment planner, with two pages per week, weekday appointment schedule from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm in half-hour intervals. Add notes and to-do lists in the lined spaces. A handy two-page calendar begins every month so that you can plan ahead and schedule accordingly.
MEAD Contempo 12-Month Weekly Planner, $35.54; mead.com
This original healthy living article first appeared in the Winter 2021/22 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.