Working remotely is a blessing. You can wake up right when it’s time to start working, cook breakfast while on the clock, and take breaks in your own space. Quite frankly, working remote can feel like a dream. For the past few weeks I’ve been enjoying the pleasure of working from home. While there are countless pros, there are a couple cons. Now that I’ve been doing this for weeks, I’m starting to feel more gross than relaxed when I find myself in my pajamas passed noon and more bored than excited to spend 8 hours working from my dining room table. I’m starting to miss the structure of waking up, getting dressed and heading out the door with a purpose. If you’re craving structure in your working remote routine keep reading to see some of my tips:
Do a quick workout
Working out is great for your body and mind. I love exercising in the morning because it sets the tone for the remainder of my day. Getting a quick workout in before work makes my mind sharper and more motivated to get work done.
You never want to miss the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast always puts me in a slump and throws off my day and eating schedule. Having breakfast before the start of your workday will give give you an opportunity to fuel your body and relax before the day gets started.
Although this may feel annoying and unnecessary at the time, getting dressed will make you feel 10x times better. Getting dressed for work will give your mind the distinction between work and play. Sitting in your pajamas all day will trick your mind into thinking that it’s leisure time, and therefore make you lazier and less on top of your work. As soon as 5pm hits feel free to jump right back into your sweats!
Sit at the table and have a “working routine“
Working from bed may feel glorious at first, but like working in pajamas, it will make you less productive. Sitting at a table will give you an orderly, professional feeling and will result in better work. I do my best work sitting at the table while listening to music through headphones. This allows for me to feel structured while the music keeps me focused in a more relaxed way.
Have an unplugged lunch
Even though you’re in the comfort of your home, working from home can end up feeling a lot more stressful if you have issues unplugging. Make sure to take a designated lunch break that’s away from your work space so you can let your mind rest. You don’t want to burnout from overworking.
I hope these tips will help you to have a successful experience working from home. Every person is different, so not all tips will work for everyone. Discovering a routine that works for you takes time and effort so don’t be afraid to adjust as you go. Comment below how you successfully work from home.