Happy Hump Day! Do you struggling with staying motivated at home? I know for myself it has been quite challenging at time being on lock down. Some days I am super productive, marking all of things off my to-do list. Then there are others days I can barely keep my eyes open. I can be at my work desk thinking of some many other things I can and want to do with my time.
Being on stay at home order for almost completely 2 months I have been trying to find and stick to routine. On today’s post I sharing a few tips on what I do to keep myself motivated while working and entertaining myself at home.
How I Stay Motivated At Home…
- First and foremost I stick to a realistic morning routine.
My routine is really basic, okay! I set my alarm, wake up, brush my teeth, and wash my face. Drink some hot lemon water and have my breakfast. I try to give myself at least 30-45 minutes to do what I need to do to get myself ready to tackle the day. If I get up late or too tired to do anything, I notice that my day is more thrown off than usual. I am constantly feel like I am rushing. To keep myself motivated at home, it is very important that I set the tone of the day, with a habitual, realistic morning routine.
- Set Mini Goals/To-Do List.
Even at home, I write out little small goals. For example, I use my to-do list to remind myself to clean the bathroom, make time for prayer & meditation, or to give myself a manicure. I prefer to stick to-do list, and mark off the things I intended to accomplish for the day. Frankly, this method helps me stay motivated while at home. Also, I feel very accomplished when I check things off my to-do list.
- Practice Self Care: Keeping yourself motivated while working from home is important, however is is extremely necessary to crave out time for yourself.
Looking at the computer all day is tiresome, so I schedule and stick to my breaks while working from home. By doing so I schedule breaks and lunch in my Outlook calendar. So I use those break time away from my desk to pray or meditate, read magazine, or prepare a healthy lunch. When is time to clock out, I use my time to rest, catch up on series on Netflix, take a shower, give my nails some tender love and care. Use those free times to do what you need to do for self. Being in quarantine does mean you have to be producing all the time, be kind to yourself and take breaks!
- Take a break from the news and social media.
The news and social media can be quiet daunting, especially now. 90% of what we see is related to Covid-19/ Coronavirus. Now I do think it is important to stay up to date on what is happening, however you should limit how much time you spend on it. Set a side some time to read some articles, watch the news, or check you social media. Once you have done that, devote your time someplace else. If you are having a hard time, there are settings on our phones to limit the time we spend on social media, or news app. I use my time away to help me re-center myself again. Also, it takes you away from comparison, help you focus on what really is important. You will noticed how much time you have available to you to do something amazing.
- Speak positive and think positive.
Being on lock down is new, hard, and can be quite depressing. When I am in sad mood, it hard for me to be productive. To keep sad moods at bay or away, I speak and think positive. I practice gratitude most mornings. I write 5 things I am thankful for, and throughout the day I try to think of the positive side of thing when something negative occur. Being positive keeps me in a good head space, and ultimately helps with keeping me motivated.
- Don’t trip out on yourself.
In other words don’t be so hard on yourself. This quarantine is really new and I am sure really difficult for some of us. Be kind yourself, and don’t compare yourself. We are all different. Remember to do you. If you want to be productive, then be productive. And if is day you don’t feel like doing anything, that is okay too.
Related: 8 Tips On How To Work From Home
These are a few ways I keep myself motivated at home. In you own way how do you keep yourself motivated at home?
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How do you motivate yourself? In you own way how to do stay motivated while at home? Do you think motivation is important factor to being productive?
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