Having a set daily productive work from home routine is essential for staying on task and keeping yourself up and moving throughout the day.
It can be easy to fall into an unproductive funk when working from home, and even doing schoolwork from home. If you are feeling this way, I want you to know that it is totally natural and normal.
When you are in an environment that isn’t normal for you to complete you tasks, it can be hard to adjust. If you are needing some motivation during your work from home life, this daily routine is for you!
Get Your Day Started
Set a time to get up everyday and stick to it throughout week. It can be easy to veer off into a “stay in bed all day” mode, so it is essential to keep yourself in a typical routine when it comes to waking up.
You don’t have to wake up at the exact time everyday, but try to keep the times within an hour of each other. For example, if you typically wake up at 6AM, but you want to sleep in one day to give yourself some rest, try to wake up no later than 7AM.
After you have woken up, try to get ready like you normally would if it was any other day. Sometimes getting ready can help you increase your productivity and kind of get you out of a slump when you are feeling lazy.
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Finding the time to eat breakfast in the morning has always been a struggle for me. Despite my best efforts, I JUST COULD NOT FIND THE TIME TO EAT BREAKFAST. I had myself convinced that my morning coffee was good enough to be my breakfast everyday.
Now that I am at home, I really have no excuse for not eating a good breakfast in the morning. A good breakfast doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. You just have to get something in your system in order to fuel your body and get it ready for the day.
Plan your day
In order to have productive day working from home, it really helps to plan out your day. Going into your day with a plan will help you to get more done and save you time!
You can start off by making a simple to-do list filled with all of your tasks that need to be completed. You can then transfer that material to your everyday planner scheduling it as you see fit.
Helpful Tip: I recommend scheduling your most difficult tasks first, then working your way down through the miscellaneous as the day goes on.
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Start Your Work
I have found that doing my work and/or homework in the morning helps me to get done faster, and almost makes it easier to do! Starting my work in the morning right after my coffee has hit my system, makes the boring tasks seem not so boring and I am more motivated to get through my to-do list.
Take a Lunch
Now that you have made it through your super productive morning, its time for a much needed break! Use this time to refuel, reboot, and recenter yourself for the rest of the day.
I also encourage you to try preparing your own lunch a few day each week! Now that the weather is nice, you can even take your lunch outside and enjoy some fresh air after being cooped up all day.
Do Something Fun
Now that you have finally made through you day, it time for some much needed “me time”. Now that you have some extra free time on your hands, you can use this time to work on a new hobby, practice self care, or just spend some time to yourself doing what you love!
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