For many people, working from home has become the new norm during these different times. Although it may be the dream for some, others prefer the hustle and bustle of a workplace environment. Adapting to working from home can be tricky; with commitments such as family responsibilities having demands on our time, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. But there are also countless benefits that working from home can bring, and for some, home-based working can contribute to the perfect lifestyle. We wanted to share a few tips from the latest edition of Aloe Life on how you can master working from home, and ways to stay positive and productive.
Sleep is essential for being able to function throughout the day. Sleep deprivation can have a range of effects that can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. It is recommended that you get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night, but of course this is differs for each person to be able to achieve their best.
Set the tone
Setting the tone for the day is key to feeling upbeat and productive, and a positive mindset can help you both physically and mentally. A positive mindset can be defined as a mental and emotional attitude that consistently anticipates positive results. A person with a positive mindset presumes happiness will result and that any difficulty that should arise can be overcome. Start your day with some positive affirmations or meditation to help you feel calm and in control to really take charge of your day.
Set a routine
Getting organised and developing a schedule will help you to feel in control and be more clear-headed. Try to develop a routine with scheduled work time, breaks and family time to ensure that you are gaining the maximum benefit of the more flexible approach of home-based working.
Prioritise your time
Focusing your time on key activities is a good way to ensure you stay productive, and make the most of your work time. Turning off email and phone notifications and focusing on your most important task first will help you make the most of your productivity by reducing distractions and focusing your mind. Then work in bursts of time and make sure that you take proper breaks to help you refresh your mind and refocus.
Sometimes it can be hard to find the time to make your fitness plans work around your busy schedule, but exercising not only makes us feel better, it can also be a good way to reduce stress too. Blocking out some time in your daily routine will improve your physical appearance, as well as your mental state too, keeping you more focused for work. To truly optimise your workout efforts, the Forever F.I.T programmes will help you feel cleansed, as well as adding vital nutrients to your diet to ensure your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.
You may think that working from home sounds anti-social, but having this flexibility actually allows you to become more social, with both friends and work colleagues. You will be able to work on your own time, catch up with co-workers in the day and never miss out on a special occasion again. Today’s digital world allows us to be more connected than ever, and making new connections doesn’t have to be in person - you can grow your business, create leads, and convert them into customers and team members right from the comfort of your own home.
Relax and unwind
Making sure that you put down your devices at least an hour before you go to bed will allow you to properly unwind from your day, and help you sleep better. Making sure you carve out some well-deserved ‘me time’ will also help you clear your mind and renew your focus.
What are your tips for staying happy, heathy and productive whilst working from home? Let us know in the comments below. We also have some fantastic tips to achieving a positive mindset in the latest edition of Aloe Life, so be sure to get your copy now.