How To Stay Focused While Working From Home:
As somebody who has freelanced for the past seven years, I feel as though I’ve been in social isolation for long enough to help a sister out. Because, while initially the prospect of working from home is enticing as you might not need to do your hair or makeup AND you have 24/7 access to a fridge to snack from, it can actually be quite hard to get stuff done when your house is filled with distractions.
So before you download TikTok and learn all the moves to Renegade instead of getting anything done, try the following:
Make to-do lists & tick off tasks as you go
Get dressed (your robe and PJs don't count)
Get into a proper 9-5 work routine (set working blocks between snacks)
Take regular breaks & take a walk outside over your lunch break
Try to video conference with your work pals when you feel yourself going insane
and most importantly,
This is my number one rule when working from home. A home office environment is everything. Even if you just shut the door and pretend your cooped up room is bigger than it is. Or clear your dining table/set it up to work from, styled with cool things for your home office.
You have to have somewhere to work from filled with all your ‘work from home accessories’ – that isn’t your bed (not gonna lie, I have done that before). A bed = comfy. And you know what comfy leads to? Online shopping. Stalking boyfriends from years gone past. Plus, your Osteo and your back won’t be happy. So create a nice space to work from filled with things every home office should have.
Some of my favourite work from home accessories are: