Find the sweet spot in your work-life balance at NEMA San Francisco with these tips and essential finds that can help you be more productive while working from home, whether you're new to remote work or looking for ways to adjust your WFH lifestyle.

Stake Your Claim. With NEMA’s oversized windows, sleek modern finishes, and a variety of efficient floor plans from studio to one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments – you’re sure to find the ideal spot to setup shop. Ideally, your workspace should have a door, so you can shut out any distractions, and it should be stocked with all the supplies and equipment you may need close at hand, such as a computer, printer, paper, headphones, etc. That way, when you enter it, you know consciously what you’re there to do: go to work. It changes the state of mind from “I’m at home” to “I’m at work”.

Want to step out to the office without leaving home? NEMA’s shared amenities create the perfect setting to stay social. WFM in Style on our Club Solarium’s 10-foot long communal table—crafted from a single piece of reclaimed barn wood—and sculpted tree-stump stools create the ultimate shared workspace. NEMA’s Business Lounge is equipped with computers, printers, fax machines, and scanners. The boardroom has Mondopad Touchscreen with computer hook-ups and VOIP Phone.

Style Your Space. Adding personality to your workspace can be fun and a good mental exercise to help you relax. Whether it's a scented candle, a plant or a particular photo, customize your work environment with what will help you feel comfortable, focused and motivated throughout the day. Adorn your apartment with fresh cuttings from farmers markets and find that perfect plant to soften a corner or place a plant near your new workspace at home. From purifying air to creating a warm and inviting setting, houseplants can really take your interior space to the next level. Keep it tidy with these tips from Marie.

Set Your Schedule. Do you usually get up and exercise before work? Do you have a set time for lunch? Try to maintain these activities at home, because the more familiar and consistent your work schedule, the better. Set specific hours for when you’ll be available ‒ by phone, email or just online and working. Unless your work requires you to be on email 24/7, designate times when you’ll check it. Be sure to communicate your schedule to your work associates as well as your family.

Make a To-Do List Every Day. Keep yourself accountable with a daily to-do list, actually three lists of three. The first list has three things you will do today. The second is three things you’d like to get done, but aren’t essential. The third is three things that need to be done at some point. At the end of each workday, update your lists.

Take Breaks. To be productive, take regular breaks and give your mind (and body) time to recharge. Every hour or so, take at least a few minutes to stretch your legs, refill your water or take a breath of fresh air. NEMA offers 30,000 square feet of beautifully designed indoor and outdoor amenities for productivity, wellness, and leisure. Two spacious lobbies, three landscaped terraces, and the Club and Energy Solariums are casual, comfortable and sophisticated—just like the city that inspired them. Want to get some fresh air? NEMA is positioned at the intersection of SOMA, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, and The Mission neighborhoods - each offering a unique appeal and distinct character. Along with retail, dining and entertainment, San Francisco offers up undeniable spots to get outside and get fit.

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