Happy Monday my pumpkins! Today, I am sharing with you 7 tips to successfully work or study from home. I thought that given the circumstances it would be interesting for me to share my tips on how I work/study from home and how I stay super productive. I do want to share with you some creative things to do at home but that will be for another post!
If you want to know how to effectively and productively work from home, then keep on reading! Don’t forget to check out my previous post : REVIEW // Honey glow cream by I’m From
How to work from home
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Have a morning routine
One of the things that really makes my day more productive is the fact that I have a morning routine. I usually wake up around 8am, I get up from my bed, do my bed, make myself some coffee, do some breakfast and work on my blog until 11am (I do that in the kitchen not in my bed). At 11am, I work out for 30 minutes. This really boosts my overall energy, puts me in a better mood and helps me focus better. On the long term, working out helps you have better sleep too! There’s something about following a routine that makes me want to study or work during the day.
Yes, you read that correctly. My second tip to make working from home successful is to get ready : put on some makeup and nice comfy clothes. That will really help you be in the mood for working and be in the mood to achieve things. It tricks your mind to believe that you are going to work/university! It works for me so you should give it a try because I really don’t think staying in your pjs will make you productive.
Make a schedule and stick to it
Another tip to study from home is make yourself a good old schedule. I usually like to work on my daily schedule a day before and I plan what I have to do everyday in a chronological order, so what I want to start my day with and what I want to end my day with. It helps me keep track of what I have to do. And, to be honest, it is satisfying to cross the things that you did, have a visual representation of your tasks and how productive you were that day!
Separate your work area from your relaxing area
My fourth tip to study from home is to separate your work area from your relaxing ara. You definitely do not want your brain to mix when is the time to relax and when is the time to work cause then it will definitely be easier for your to procrastinate and achieve…nothing! On my work area, I don’t check my phone, I just focus on studying/working. I do set myself a a couple of break times but I try not make them longer than an episode of How I Met Your Mother or Friends.
Have a clear and cozy space
One of the things that makes working from home easy for me is the fact that I decorated my apartment in a way that makes me love hanging around the house. I light up my scented candle, turn on my lanterns and listen to some cozy music. This whole vibe helps me study and puts me in a “coffee place” type of mood which I love. Another thing is that I cannot study or work if my “work” space is not clean and organized. Everything needs to be perfectly organized for me to function properly. And, I definitely think this is a universal thing so try it out!
When bored, do something productive
I always get those moments during the day when I get super lazy and I don’t feel like doing anything. In order to fight through this, I always like to do something small yet productive like wash the dishes, take photos for my blog or clean my apartment. This helps me stay productive and motivate me to accomplish some things! On top of that, procrastinating is definitely a vicious cycle. You start procrastinating for 30 minutes, these 30 minutes transform into an hour, and then 2 hours and then without you noticing, it’s already night time and you did nothing…ALL DAY!
That’s a really bad tip to give considering we are in the midst of a pandemic and we must all practice social distancing. But, do try to go out to take out the trash, go grocery shopping and/or walk in the forest or beach *when there’s no one around*. That will really help you clear your mind and stretch your legs. But again, keep your distance and inviting friends over DOES NOT COUNT AS SOCIAL DISTANCING!
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