On one hand, working from home is truly awesome. Your commute is however far it is from your bed to your laptop, you can make your own homemade, healthy snacks, and yes, you can work in your pajamas.
On the other hand, working from home turns your cozy sanctuary into an extension of your workplace, and it can be hard to switch off the way you normally would when you leave a physical place.
While there are some things you can do to mitigate this, like finding a place to work that’s not where you play, being strict with cut off times to stop working, and making sure you take regular breaks, there are also some other hacks that we think can help your work-from-home process. These come in the form of Google Chrome extensions.
These free add-ons to your browser are tiny tools that can make a difference to your working day by improving your productivity and wellbeing. While not all of these will be useful to everyone, we’re sure there will be at least a few of these Chrome extensions that will improve your work-from-home experience.
Momentum is a very popular Chrome extension boasting over three million users. It replaces your normal new tab page with a”personal dashboard,” featuring a beautiful landscape photograph, a to-do list, your personalized weather, and inspirational quotes.
If you’re the type of person that likes to center yourself and take a calming deep breath before you hit the power button on your laptop, Momentum is for you. The team behind the tool states the aim of the extension is creating a new tab page that gives you a moment of calm and inspires you to be more productive. It achieves this last part by asking you what’s your “main focus” each day, a handy reminder to keep yourself on track.