Staying productive can be hard at times, especially when you have to work from home everyday. With the pandemic going on there is a big chance that you won’t be able to work full time at the office anytime soon. Unfortunately, we don’t have any influence on when and how we are going back to the office. The thing we can influence is the way you can stay productive and motivated while you still have to work from home. In this article we will unleash our secrets to stay productive while working from home.
Maintain a healthy diet
The first secret we want to talk about is staying healthy. With staying healthy we mean: maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and focusing on mental awareness.
By maintaining a healthy diet we mean that your body needs healthy food as fuel. Healthy food gives you the energy to keep working for a long period of time. This is in contrast to foods where loads of sugars are embedded. These sugars might give you a so-called “sugar rush” and it feels great at that time, but it only lasts for a short period of time. So try to eat as healthy as you can.
Secondly, try to exercise. Not everyone likes to hang out in the gym and that’s okay. But it is important to move in order to stay productive. How does that work? you may ask, well, if you move around the house; your brain cells will also stay active. By lounging around all day you might get the sensation of feeling tired after a few hours. The golden tip: walk around your neighborhood in your lunch break. After you come back, the fresh air will bring motivation and thus productivity back into your system.
Clearing the mind
As well as exercising, it is also important to have a positive state of mind. We get it, the line between private and work life is very thin when it comes to working at home. And sometimes it can become a little bit much for you. When you go out for a walk in your lunch break, it helps with activating your brain cells once you go back to work. Walking around can also clear your mind.
Another secret of staying productive while working at home is to have a nice working environment. If you do not have a comfortable place to work, you will not be productive. First, do you have the proper equipment to work? If not, your employer can easily rent a laptop for you. More of an apple fan? Rent a Macbook! Renting a laptop is very convenient, because most of the needed software is already installed. Next to the equipment, the work area is crucial to be productive. Make sure you are in a room with a lot of light. It is also a wise idea to bring plants into your workspace, plants can be a huge contribution to concentration and thus productivity!
The secret is out, you now know how to stay productive while working at home! So 2021 can be another productive work year!