How To Stay Motivated When Working From Home
With the global crisis, many of us are having to work from home, and it can be difficult trying to focus and be productive without your usual working environment. If you’re working from home and want to know how to stay motivated when working from home, keep on reading..
It might sound like a pretty obvious tip, but by setting out your day will hopefully prevent you from becoming distracted and will help keep you focused for the day. Even when working from home, set an alarm so you get up at the same time each day, and start work at a specific time. It’s so easy for time to get away from you when you’re stuck at home, but by giving yourself a specific ‘working day’ routine, it’ll be easier to switch off once you’ve finished your work for the day too.
My biggest recommendation is the allocation of a specific working space. If you use your laptop on your knee on the sofa, you might find it more difficult to focus or it’ll leave you reaching for the remote to pop on the TV. You could set up an office space in your home, or even just a place at your dining table which is different to where you sit / lay to relax. It’ll help you get into the productive mindset and help keep you focused.
I love giving myself a to-do list in the morning with what I need to do each day. It’s so rewarding to cross things off during the day, and it’ll prevent you from forgetting important things you need to do each day. You can use your phone’s Notes app or have a physical to-do list pad, whichever way works best for you, but it’s also another way to help you stay focused.
It can be hard adjusting to working from home, especially if you’re used to working in an office environment. It’s been a trying time for everyone, so make sure you’re kind to yourself and give yourself time for some self care. It could be an indulgent bath with your favourite bath bomb, or twenty minutes quiet time whilst wearing a face mask. Always make time for yourself, and give yourself some much-needed quiet time in between working.