Working from home—that is the dream, right? A recent study found that 80 percent of workers reported higher morale when working from home. But we know this isn't always the case.
Working from home can be filled with creative freedom, independence and ownership over your career. It can also be isolating, and many content creators have admitted to struggling with the “work-from-home blues.”
Don't fret yet. Follow these six work-from-home tips and you will be well on your way to a happier, healthier work/life balance.
Staying in your pajamas all day? Not great for tackling the WFH blues. Pretend you have a meeting every single day. Get dressed, do your hair and make-up and make yourself a cup of coffee.
CREATE A SPACE
Even if you don’t have a dedicated room or studio in your house, you can still create an inviting workspace. Make sure this space is quiet and free from distraction. It’s also important to make your space a real workspace—it should be the place that you go to work on your business, not a place where you chat on the phone with your bestie. Creating a distinct place will help you distinguish between work time and play time.
Even if you have a dedicated work-from-home space, it can sometimes feel isolating to be alone all day. Go work at a coffee shop, library or co-working space. Even if you only make small talk with the barista, you’ll feel less like a shut-in.
When you work from home, it is easy to fall into the trap of working all the time. Try scheduling breaks into your daily routine, and make exercise of the upmost importance. Whether you start your day with Pilates, go to spinning at lunch, or end your day with a walk around the block, exercise helps jump start your creativity and gives your brain a break.
Reach out to fellow content creators or anyone that you know who works from home. Schedule weekly lunch dates, coffee meet-ups or even happy hour sessions. Remember, you want to schedule leaving the house and doing social things so that you don’t feel isolated.
FOLLOW A SCHEDULE
One of the best things about working from home is that you get to create your own schedule. Still, all that freedom can often cause you to procrastinate or get easily distracted. Real Housewives marathon, anyone?
To combat this, stick to a schedule during the week. Wake up at the same time every day, exercise, schedule weekly meetings, and you’ll be happier, more creative and more productive.
What are your WFH tips? Share with us in the comments!
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