Some women thrive when working from home. They’re able to focus, be productive, while also balancing their personal responsibilities. Sounds like a win-win right? Not so fast, this isn’t the case for everyone.
For some that aren’t used to working from home, it can be difficult to separate work tasks and personal time. Add in children and significant others being around and it can get hard to find a quiet space. But for others, the biggest struggle is actually shifting into a work mindset.
Working from home eliminates the professional environment you may be used to. There are no time clocks, micro-managing bosses, or co-workers to keep you on track. The truth is, getting into a productive mindset starts with your morning routine.
Here are a few things you can do to create a morning ritual that helps get your mind right for work.
We live in a world of distractions and deadlines. Trying to keep up with it all can be overwhelming and stressful. Sometimes you will need to take some time to yourself to be quiet, present, and relaxed.
A clear level head is needed to be focused and productive.
If you have a hard time focusing and have to constantly redirect yourself, meditation may be the answer you need. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be anything extreme. In fact, daily meditation sessions don’t have to take any longer than 15 to 20 minutes. Find a guided meditation soundtrack that you enjoy and make it a daily practice.
getting yourself together
When you work from home, one of the first things you’ll likely get comfortable with is not getting dressed up for work. However, although working in your pajamas can be appealing it can make it difficult to maintain a productive routine.
how you look has a direct result on how you feel –
which in turn, affects how productive you are
You don’t have to put on a business suit every day but you definitely don’t want to throw out your favorite mascara, lip pencil, or flat iron just yet. Even if you’re completely cozy in a simple knit loungewear set, having a fresh face and styled hair, can help you feel ready for anything!
In the past, you would be up, showered, full beauty routine, and on the way to work with coffee in hand, all within an hour of your alarm going off. However, now if you’re working from home, it means that you can design the routine that best fits your needs.
Exercising has tons of benefits that no professional can ignore. But there are additional perks that come with getting it done first thing in the morning. Morning exercise can help you set the mood for the day ahead. From helping you stay fit and combatting the health issues that can come with sitting for long periods of time to getting your endorphins going for a positive mindset, the benefits are endless.