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How to Stay Productive While Working From Home

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The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed the workplace for nearly everyone. Instead of commuting to and from work at an office building, the commute now consists of the distance from your bed to your computer. While stuck inside during quarantine, it can be easy to get bored. When boredom sets in productivity drops off and you’ll end up wasting your time away. To stay on top of things, do the following.

Maintain Your Routine

It may be tempting to start sleeping in more and stay in your pajamas all day. Although this may be nice for a day or two, this will quickly cause you to start neglecting yourself. Your sleep schedule will get messed up and your hygiene will be poor. You can maintain a sense of normalcy in your life if you maintain as much of your routine as possible. Try to get up at the same time as you did before. Follow your morning routine, shower, clean up, get dressed, eat, and prepare for work. You’ll have a little extra time since you no longer need to commute. Use this time to make sure that any potential work distractions are taken care of. Try to work in a home office that is apart from distractions. Try not to give into the temptation to work from bed.

Stay Healthy

You may not be able to participate in your usual exercises like going on a run or hitting up the gym, but you should try doing a few exercises at home before you start working in the morning. This will help wake you up and get the blood flowing so that you’re not still yawning as work begins. Make sure that you are eating healthy. Now is not the time to be stuffing yourself with snacks and sugary drinks. This will only make you feel more sluggish. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid overeating.

Set Goals

While you are stuck inside, set goals for each area of your life. Set a goal for how much work you are going to get done. Set a goal to complete a home project. Consider goals for improving your skills. Maybe you can take this time to learn a new language, practice woodworking, learn to sew or draw. Most importantly, set a goal to spend time with your family. Being in quarantine can be a blessing in disguise if you use this time to grow closer with your loved ones.

Quarantine is what you make of it. Don’t just let yourself fall apart as a result of the circumstances around you. Take responsibility for your situation and put yourself in charge of your own life.

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