Work From Home, Only Better
It's been March since I last got dressed and drove in to work. A lot has happened this year and I am so grateful for the privilege to work from home. I had a discussion with The Today Show the other day over whether or not WFH will last forever. My hope is that it does. I've established a great way to manage these sudden changes in work environment and I'm going to share them with you today.
Establish a Morning Routine
Get up. Make your bed. Sit down and breathe for a moment. You don't have to get all chanty and dramatic about it but sit down and breathe somewhere. Focus yourself for the day. Express gratitude. Allow yourself to just be for a moment before the craziness of 2020 takes over your day. Of course, drink your water but you already knew that didn't you?
Prioritize Your Day
What do you want to get done? Write it down and tell yourself when you're going to do it. Block scheduling is so beneficial to making sure the right work is prioritized and helps you commit to actually get things done instead of putting them off til the last minute. I use the Start Today Priority Planner to do this.
Move Your Body
Get up and move. Use your breaks to dance it out. Walk the dog. Go on a bike ride. Use the 15 minute breaks you would have been taking in the office to increase your heart rate and burn some calories. This will help you remain focused and engaged in your work.
You are going through it along with everyone else. Most of my coworkers don't follow me on social media so they don't know I've been dealing with all this stuff at home. I give them the same grace they give to me. I don't know what is going on in their lives right now. Reach out your hand often to make sure that nobody needs it and don't be afraid to ask for a hand when you do.
Try these simple habits and see how it improves your work from home ambition.
Stay well, friends!
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