How to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

How to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

 

Working from home doesn’t sound like a bad idea when you think about not having to spend 40 hours a week in an office or being able to get an extra hour of sleep every morning instead of sitting in rush hour traffic. But have you noticed how hard it is to get yourself into work mode when you are at home? Distractions from your surroundings, the isolation and the disruption in your normal routine can leave you feeling uninspired. To help you jump back into work no matter where you are, here are some of our best tips to help you stay motivated and productive.

 

Stick to your routine

Not having to commute to work may leave you with more free time in the morning, but that does not mean you should stay in bed until late. Sticking to the same routine or your usual hours can help you maintain the habit of being productive. This includes being properly dressed which will help you to stay motivated. Also, keep in mind that a good routine involves taking breaks, so don’t forget to give yourself that lunch hour you deserve!

 

Limit distractions

There’s no harm in checking your notifications for a minute. But how hard is it to actually stick to one minute? It comes as no surprise how one minute can snowball into an hour-long session of scrolling through your social media. Distractions reduce motivation, but to completely turn them off is easier said than done. Instagram recognized this problem and introduced a reminder feature that notifies you once you’ve reached your time limit on the app so you can keep yourself in check.

 

Create a home office

How do you stay committed to working when that bed looks so inviting? By dedicating a corner of your home to a proper working space, you can keep your motivation high. The work environment helps to shape your perception and feeling of productivity so you can stay focused and motivated just like working at the office.

 

Incorporate healthy lifestyle

Even when working from home, you can look good, feel good and still be on top of your game. Incorporating some physical activities and a healthy diet can lift your mood. Exercise doesn’t only improve your health but also packs you with the feel-good brain chemicals, leaving you with the best state of concentration. As for nutrition, eating the right kind of food is the key to improving your focus.

 

Maintain your social interaction

One thing to keep in mind is working remotely doesn’t mean that you’re working alone. Thanks to communication technology, online conversation has never been easier. So go ahead and give your work buddy a call!