How to be more productive when working from home
written by Evana Christopher
Ever since the pandemic, I feel like it's almost impossible to get everything done. I went from being on a jam-packed in-person schedule to now having a ton of flexibility in addition to a ton of personal responsibility. If you're like me and work from home - it can be easy to fall into a rut of not having a routine because no one is in your ear telling you to get to work!
Here are a few of my top tips for keeping my day as productive as possible:
1. Wake up at the same time every day (ideally before 6:30 a.m.).
Having a solid wake-up time gets my body into a groove and allows me plenty of time to complete my morning routine.
2. Have a set morning routine.
This looks different for everyone, but mine is usually: Drink water, bathroom, cold shower, brush teeth/hair, drink more water / take vitamins, make coffee, do my makeup, and then sit down and look at my planner for the day.
3. Use a planner to time block your day.
This helps me know exactly what I'm doing, and when. It also helps to not OVER book yourself. Make time for breaks, time to drive to-and-from locations, time for errands, laundry, etc.
*Bonus Tip: Studies have shown that we work best in 90-minute bursts with breaks in between. Go for a walk, drink some tea, meditate, call a friend, take a nap, whatever your body is calling for, do it.
4. Keep your space clean.
If you work from home, this can stop you from getting into a workflow. A cluttered space = a cluttered mind. Even if you don't work from home, having a clean and inviting space to come home to is so valuable for keeping stress low. After a long day, you deserve to be able to just relax and not have a huge pile of dishes or laundry calling your name.
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