During this pandemic, I have been blessed to work from home.
Working from home has its pros and cons. On one hand, I don’t have to commute to work, and I can take a nap during the day. On the other hand, I rarely interact with other people, unless it’s through the computer.
During these last few months of teleworking, I’ve learned a few things that have helped to make working from home a bit easier.
When I’m on vacation, I don’t have a consistent bedtime because I don’t have any obligations or anywhere to be. And even though I’m teleworking, and in the house all day, I don’t feel like I’m on vacation. I can’t sleep in because I have work to do in the morning. Having a set bedtime makes it easier to wake up in the morning.
There’s something about a made bed that sets the tone for the day. Even if you don’t do anything else during that day, knowing that you’ve made your bed makes a world of difference.
I find it extremely helpful to have a list of things to do each day. When I have my list, I’m far more productive than if I don’t. Creating a list for the day shows me what needs to be done. It keeps me on track to completing my goals. I am more focused during the day and waste less time.
Even though you may only be going from your bedroom to the living room, getting dressed is so important for productivity. When I get dressed, it helps me feel more alert and put-together. Also keeping a grooming routine helps me feel my best.
I stopped working out when I started work last year. But since I’ve been in quarantine, I’ve begun working out again. It’s made a world of difference. I feel more rejuvenated and happy than if I didn’t work out at all.
If it’s allowed in your location, a chance to just walk around then block is rejuvenating. We’re not meant to spend all of our time in the house. When I’m able to walk around the neighborhood or go to a local park, I feel like myself again. Just make sure you follow your state’s rules and properly social distance.
It’s so easy for things to get messy. But I instantly feel better when I do a quick clean up. I’m able to think more clearly and get more things done.
I don’t live in a huge space, but I try to do work only in one area. I don’t necessarily like the idea of combing these two spaces. Your living area should be sacred and relaxing.