Sharing details on how to stay motivated when you work from home
Do you work from home a lot? The struggle can be real when it comes to staying focused on your goals. So today, I wanted to share my tips on how to stay motivated when you work from home with a few, simple steps. These steps will help you find clarity and allow you to work free of distractions.
SCHEDULE YOUR DAY
We all need structure to stay productive and working from home is no exception. Take a few minutes every morning to plan out your day. Give yourself time to write out your goals, pencil in meetings and make time for coffee breaks and lunch. I find that writing my goals out by the hour on my Google calendar makes a world of difference!
PRO TIP: If you remember things better with a physcial paper planner, get one! I find that I remember things better by also writing them down.
CLEAN YOUR DESK
A clean desk is a happy desk! I find that when my desk is cluttered with too many things on it, I can’t keep my mind focused on my tasks ahead (because I’m too guilty about the mess that is around). Marie Kondo your desk by making sure the only things on it are items you need readily available are there plus things that bring you joy. For example, I have pictures of the people I love along with pens, a notebook and stick notes with notes I write myself motivation.
WHILE YOU ARE AT, CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER TOO
There is nothing worse that turning on your laptop to files that literally cover up your desktop background. I have a simple 5 day challenge that will help you clean out your computer in a breeze. Feel free to print out this sheet or save it to your phone for reference.
TURN OFF YOUR PHONE
This one is a tricky one for me as a content creator. Since I spend a lot of my time on social media, it is tempting to have my phone next to me at all time. Here’s the thing though: with your phone constantly buzzing from Snapchat, texts or email notification, you are going to get lose and overwhelmed into your phone. Turn it off or put it in another room.
WEAR CLOTHES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE
Everyone has mixed feelings about what to wear when it comes to work. Some need to be in business casual to be productive. Others in their pjs. My advice would be to pay attention to what clothes make you feel the most comfortable. If looking glamorous makes you more productive, go for it! Personally, I am a pjs kind of gal. As long as I don’t do work from my bed, I am super productive!
I hope these tips provide some help insight on how you can be more productive from work. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, be sure to check out my Galentine’s Day brunch design idea that is easy to put together and super affordable!