Return to the Daily Churn: Ex-Virtual Worker’s Guide to Office Reentry
I recently took a new job that requires me to go to work every day. If you’ll remember, I started working from home over a year and a half ago. I was nervous about eating ice cream every 15 minutes with such easy access to my freezer.
I manged to work through it, loving the freedom from schedules and getting the opportunity to make my own lunch – fresh – every day. While I miss my pajamas, I adore my new gig and also found some new ways to deal with the distance from my own kitchen.
Thermos Nissan Stainless Steel Backpack Hydration Bottle
This is seriously no fucking joke. This thermos keeps things so fucking cold that I’m nervous this device is illegal. Ice cubes stay frozen for over 24 hours. It is legit and will keep you from constant runs to the water cooler. (It’s better just to IM your coworkers anyway.)
Chobani 32oz Greek Yogurt
I’m not gonna eat breakfast before I leave for work. I’m just not. Instead, I keep a big tub of yogurt in the office fridge and pour a few spoonfuls into my from-home bowl; I also brought in a spoon. The giant portion makes it easy to eat however much I’m hungry for and cuts down on all of packaging that comes with individual serving containers.
Keep Cup Coffee Cup
Styrofoam cups form a column next to the coffee machine. But I refuse to use the hazardous office staple. Instead, I pour the java into my quite adorable, washable and reusable Keep Cup coffee cup. It doesn’t keep the coffee crazy warm for that long, but it’s better than many alternatives. Or at least until I start using my Thermos for coffee.
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