If you work from home, you likely receive expressions of casual jealousy from friends who have not been afforded this luxury. And while we admit that some days, working from home is the best thing in the world, other days, it can feel like you’re trapped inside an endless loop. To get the most out of your WFH life, you might want to try romanticizing it. Here are some tips!
Form a Routine
Take your flexible WFH schedule as an opportunity to make a routine and stick with it. The human body thrives when it knows what you’re doing, so it’s best to keep regular sleeping and eating schedules: Wake up, eat meals, and go to sleep around the same time every day.
It’s easy to roll out of bed five minutes before your login time, but you may want to consider setting a morning routine that allows you to clear your head before you dive into work. To better visualize how your morning will go, write down what your ideal morning looks like in a journal or notebook. Think of this as manifestation!
Make It Pretty
You may be more motivated to get to work if you surround your WFH space with things you enjoy! For example, instead of a plain mousepad, go for something in your style or color scheme. Opt for fun gel pens rather than boring black ones. Buy cute keyboard skins or laptop cases to make your workplace feel more like your own rather than an extension of the office. It may not seem like much at first, but if you make your work environment welcoming and personalized to you, you might be more excited about spending time there. Go for a vibe you wouldn’t be allowed to have at work!
Be Present + Intentional
When you work from home, it can be easy to zone out during the day. Staring at your computer screen can put you in a trance, and suddenly, an hour has passed, and your brain feels like mush. When this happens, take a deep breath and realign. Remind yourself of the task at hand, give yourself a positive affirmation, and finish strong. Once your body is used to breaking out of autopilot, you can catch yourself before slipping into it more often.
You may have just rolled out of bed, but that doesn’t mean you have to look like it! Now, you don’t have to go full glam or wear business attire, but if you take some time in the morning to get “dressed” for work, it could help your concentration and productivity levels.
End the Day With Play
Once you’re all logged off of work duties, consider it your chance to unplug. At the very least, watch TV or a movie, but better yet, take this time to socialize. Meet with friends or call a family member and catch up. You lose social interaction when you WFH, so this is the time to replenish this area of your life. You could also take up a new hobby to help you unwind after a long workday.
How do you like working from home? Let us know in the comments below!
I love working from home! I always hated office gossip, favoritism, back stabbing and sabotaging co workers and nasty supervisors! I always make sure to meet all deadlines, keep up with my email etc. i also like that I can get my household chores completed during work breaks. No travel time!!