Here are some 5 tips to motivate you while working from home.
Wake Up Early
The quote from Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”, is a great motivational quote used by many successful people in the world.
During these difficult times, it is easy to choose to sleep in, however, statistics have shown that waking up early it is not only productive but good for one’s physical and mental health as well.
Waking up early aids in being able to accomplish the necessary tasks at a head start, to better concentration and as a result to higher productivity. Our brain tends to be more alert in the morning as a result you will tend to make better and wiser decisions while having a vision for your goals as well as more energy during the day.
Since most people are working from home, the desire to dress up for the day tends to be low considering, there is no human to human interactions. As a result, we tend to dress down and why not, even stay on our pajamas all day.
Being in “lazy” clothes all day, results in being less productive. However, there is a balance to everything, in an individual basis, it is not necessary to have a suit every day, but rather a well presentable upfront. Dressing up every day improves one’s mood, shows good self-care and in a way, it sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Have a Dedicated Workplace
Just as important as waking up early and getting dressed, is having a specific workplace to work from home. This is important for everyone, not just for people with kids who would want to avoid some distractions. Having a dedicated workplace at home, it creates the illusion of having an easier work to daily life separation.
People who have a dedicated workplace spend less time browsing or “wasting” time in unnecessary tasks. Another reason is that in an organizational perspective, you will have everything you need in one area instead of going from one room to another to find everything you need to start your day, thus resulting in better managing your time.
Stick to a Schedule
Having a daily routine and schedule it is important in making a person not only feel in control of what is going on around them, but perhaps have a better outcome of accomplishing the goals for that day. That being said, life has a lot of unexpected events, and perhaps abiding by a schedule is not always as easy, however, making it as a habit it can help in stress reduction, while saving time and reducing procrastination. Having a schedule helps with boosting one’s self confidence by giving a person a sense of immense satisfaction of all the accomplish tasks during the day.
Stay Physically Active
Regular physical activity is important not only in maintaining a healthy body but maintaining a healthy mind as well. People who exercise have shown a decrease in the risk for depression and anxiety. Most people will spend so much in Health Care or in fad diets and as a result spend more money which can increase stress and anxiety. Being physically active helps in improved concentration, which results in higher productivity throughout the day.