WFH is a win-win situation and a new-found luxury for Raritan APAC VP

Sanjay Motwani feels the lockdown will make great stories for grandkids.

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Sanjay Motwani believes the best way to manage both personal and professional lives is to keep it fluid.
Sanjay Motwani, VP – APAC, Raritan, is enjoying the new found luxury - work from home. The top boss, who earlier used to spend most of his time planning work-related travel, has a new appreciation for the WFH culture. He said that it has improved his productivity.

Piecing together the workday
“The day is nothing but pieces of a jigsaw puzzle comprising of office and home chores, and one has to fit them together in the best way possible. The only thing new is that it’s a different puzzle every day. Obviously, work takes precedence over chores, so when I get some free time between tight work schedule, I try and complete household chores.”

“Win-win situation”
“Well, for someone who was travelling for most part of the month, WFH is a new-found luxury. I am trying to enjoy and maximise it as much as I can, in all possible ways. It has definitely improved my productivity as I am not spending time on planning work-related travel. I am also focussing on various aspects of my house which were being neglected. Overall, it is a win-win situation for the time being.”


A fine balance
“In this work from home scenario, the lines are pretty much blurred between personal & professional time. Plus, I think we are hired to do a job, not clock in hours. During the day, evening or at night, you should keep alternating between the official and personal work. In my opinion, if you keep very sharp demarcations on professional work & personal time in the WFH scenario, you are adding on to your challenges. For example, for this article – I needed some mental time off from office work, so I spent some time to share my thoughts on this. I finished it and got back to office work. So, my way of managing both lives is to keep it fluid.”

Work takes precedence over chores​ for Sanjay Motwani​.
Work takes precedence over chores for Sanjay Motwani.

Fitness hacks
“This is a very important aspect and one must spend at least an hour every day doing some physical activities – whether it is yoga, exercise, running, etc. For me, I manage to work out in the evening, or even while being on conference calls.”

Daily routine
“As I had mentioned, I keep it easy going and majority of my days start by waking up at any time between 5:30 – 6:00 am. This is followed by a refreshing cup of morning tea with an hour-long session to update myself with the latest happenings around the globe. I am usually at my work desk between 7.30 - 8:00 am, have a working breakfast and finish as many tasks possible till mid-day. My lunch hours are between 1:30 – 2:00 pm - that I am very particular about. Post that, I work flexibly to finish my office as well as household chores, which go on till 6:30 pm. One hour every evening is spent to exercise and relax myself. My late evenings are quite dynamic – it usually is a mix of work calls, family time, social calls, drinks, reading, TV, etc., which goes on till midnight.”
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Making memories
“The only thing I would like to say is that this lockdown or work from home period will make great stories for your grandkids – so start collecting!”

7 Workout Accessories To Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals At Home
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With the outbreak of Covid-19, and the subsequent shutdown of most public spaces, including gyms, stay fit became a challenge. However, with the right motivation, and determination, this time at home provides the perfect opportunity for you to focus on your health and fitness, and achieve the body goals you always desired. What’s more, is that working out will help you feel happy and ensure your mind stays healthy.

To help you get started with a home fitness routine, here’s a list of workout accessories you require for a good home workout routine.

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To help you monitor your health and track your fitness regimen, the Syska SW100 is your go-to buddy. The smartwatch is equipped with features that monitor your sleep cycle, and calorie intake, track your step count, and heart rate, and keep a tab on yoga sessions, to give you a holistic overview of your health, so you can focus on areas of improvement.

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Wearing gloves is crucial while working out. Gloves protect your hands from any kind of injury, swelling, pain, inflammation, absorbs sweat, and provides odour protection. The Victory Neo gloves shield your fingers from the stress caused while lifting heavy weights or doing anything strenuous. If you’re worried about the fit, you needn’t be. These can be adjusted according to the size of your hand and are padded with foam to improve the grip and comfort.

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Almost everyone who works out will attest to the fact that the right music sets the tone for the session. Goldmedal’s i-Sense FM-Bluetooth Player (3M)is stylish yet compact, and can be installed directly into a flush box with any Goldmedal modular plate. The i-sense FM-Bluetooth player not only allows you to listen to the radio or music from any Bluetooth-enabled MP3 device, but also has an additional line output that allows connection to Hi-Fi or multi-room systems. It is also equipped with an in-built stereo amplifier that enables direct speaker connection, as well as has a 3.5mm port for multiple listening options while working out.

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Working out using a gym ball can help enhance your flexibility. Gym balls stimulate muscle stability, and help tone your body. This gym ball from Nodens is made with user friendly PVC and is an anti-burst ball. It weights2000lbs and is perfect even for rigorous workouts.

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According to experts, skipping is a better alternative to running, as a part of fitness routines.A 15 minute session can burn up to 300 calories which is much more than other continuous cardio exercises, or riding a bike. The Strauss skipping rope is a light weight 3 meter solid PVC rope with a strong plastic handle and is perfect for beginners.

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You don't need a gym and heavy equipment to reach your fitness goals. These exercise bands are a great alternative to machines. Besides helping in injury rehabilitation and toning of your body shaping, they are also ideal for assisting in workouts such as P90x, CrossFit, Yoga, Insanity, Pilates, Hot Yoga, and more. The Diva and Diya exercise bands are available in packs of five, and are high-quality resistant bands which do not lose their elasticity, even after frequent practice.

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The benefits of using a yoga mat while working out are multifold. Not only does it provide you with a non-slip comfortable surface, but it also provides thermo-insulation between the body and the ground. This Signatron extra thick yoga mat is 10 mm thick, slip-proof and waterproof. It also comes with an attached carry strap, making it convenient to carry wherever you choose to work out.

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