7 Tips for Staying Productive While You’re Working From Home

Working from home? Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, you’ll know how challenging it can be to remain motivated and productive while at home. Now, there’s no need to fret: we’ve come up with some super easy tips you can follow to make your working from home experience positive and successful.

Follow a Routine

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Think working at home means you can’t follow your usual routine? Think again. If you want to get yourself mentally prepared for a productive day at home, you shouldn’t skip out on doing what you normally do.

So, wake up at your usual time, shower, get dressed, do your makeup and, most importantly, do your hair. Our favourite at-home hairstyles are beachy waves, messy buns and Dutch braids, all of which are easy to do! But, if you really want a hairstyle that’ll make sure you stand out on your next video call, try a waterfall braid.

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The aim is to make yourself feel like a girl boss at home, so you can work as effectively as you would if you were in the office.

Editor’s tip: Working on second-day hair? Before styling, refresh your hair with the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry ShampooThis volumising shampoo will give your hair a boost and enough grip to help you create the hairstyle you wish for.

Create Your Own Positive Work Space

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Have you got a dedicated work station? If not, now’s your chance to get creative and make one! Surround yourself with things that make you happy and prompt you to work harder.  Who doesn’t love having a cute desk plant? Or, a motivating poster?

Once you’ve done this, commit to working in this space every day to make yourself feel like you’re going into the “office”, when really, you’re in the comfort of your home.

Listen to Motivating Music

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An easy way to boost creativity and productivity while at home? Listening to feel-good music.

You can spend some time (not in your working hours, of course!) curating the perfect WFH playlist, which you can have a little dance every now and again. Some swear by classical music, others jazz — what will you go for?

Keep Connected

Since you’re no longer a few desks down from your co-workers or managers, it’s important you keep checking-in regularly with them just like you would in the office.

Whether it’s via email, phone calls or our favourite, video calls, doing this will help you remain organised and focused!

Get Some Air

Even if you’re spending time indoors, you can still open your windows to let in as much natural light and fresh air as possible. Looking outside will boost your mood and allow you to break away from work, should you need to take a computer break.

Eat Healthy Meals & Snacks

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When it’s time for lunch or a snack break, you might feel tempted to treat yourself to some tea-time snacks. While there’s nothing wrong with that, just make sure to balance everything out by having a healthy lunch and energy-boosting snacks like nuts and fruits.

Exercise and Stretch

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Try breaking up the day with regular exercises and stretches. If your day allows, do some light yoga or at-home HIIT workouts, to give you a major endorphin boost.

Taking this time to practise self-care will help you refresh and reset. This means when you get back to work, you’ll feel more focused and productive. Bonus!

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