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5 FaB Ways to Stay Motivated and Productive When Working From Home

Updated on March 3, 2020
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Hi, Joana Brenn here, a General Virtual Assistance and Social Media Manager.

Working from home is nothing but the best! Being free from traffic, pollution, and all that, yet able to work and earn is incomparable. However, having freedom with time at times brings so much distraction. No boss nor a co-worker is keeping track of your tasks, and the limited-to-none interaction with others plays a big part in having a lack of motivation, thus decreasing productivity.

Here are five Freelancing and Beyond surefire ways on how to stay motivated and productive when working from home:


1. HAVE A CONDUCIVE WORKSPACE

Choose a corner of your home where you can create your own space and design it with your style that would help you be motivated. Make sure to make it a place away from distractions. Eliminating things that would make your mind wander while working will lead you to build a good working habit.


2. PLAN YOUR WORKING DAYS AND DAYS OFF

Knowing your work days and days off can help you build a mindset. Having a good mindset can give you the will to harness your focus. Moreover, planning the number of working days including your working hours can make you avoid overworking and burning out. Days off, on the other hand, can reduce stress and anxiety. It helps you rest your mind and rejuvenate yourself.


3. BUILD A ROUTINE

According to Science, on average, it takes 66 days to form a habit. Why is it important to build a habit when working from home? It is because having a well-planned routine is good for your overall mental health. It will help you gear your mind and body for the tasks ahead, and make you more in control of the things to be done especially the most important ones. Furthermore, it can keep you away from procrastinating, making you increase productivity.


4. TAKE SMALL BREAKS

Taking small breaks can give your brain time to rest, recharge and refocus. A well-rested brain can lead you to make better decisions and improve productivity. So, take a break and allow yourself to breathe some fresh air.


5. REMEMBER YOUR WHY

Your why is the most important reason why you started all these anyway. It is the fuel that makes you wake up in the morning, and finish all the important things on your list at the right time. Your why serves as your motivator, your focus, your drive to succeed.


Working from home is amazing, nonetheless, without challenges, it will be boring. The magic of keeping yourself motivated is one key to success. Do you also have ways on how to stay motivated and productive? Share yours below!

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