During this pandemic, many of us have experienced having to stay home. Unfortunately, the working world doesn’t just stop when things are forced home. In this post, I will discuss some things that have helped me stay productive and motivated during these uncertain and emotionally tolling times.
Have A Set Workplace
Having a set workplace helps productivity and getting a lot done. When you correlate a place with getting work done, it’s easier to focus and actually do that work, unlike in bed. Personally, this has been one of the essential aspects of staying motivated for me.
Turn Off Your Phone
Turning off your phone is not always possible, but when possible, turn it off! Phones are filled with so many distractions. It’s so easy to get sucked in and lose track of time. If you can’t turn off your phone, setting it on do not disturb is a good alternative. You can even set time limits on certain apps, so you don’t find yourself lingering on social media or games.
When you are always home in isolation, it can be hard to keep motivated to do really anything. Creating a vision board is a great way to have a visual representation of your goals. You can create a vision board digitally or in a physical form. A digital one could be used as a computer background or even printed out to save some time. A physical one could be made from magazine clippings or printed images. No matter what way you decide to make your vision board, make sure to put it somewhere that will be seen often.
I like to keep quotes around because, like a vision board, it helps remind you of your goals. When there’s nothing to remind you of your goals, it’s hard to stay motivated to do stuff. Great places for quotes are wallpapers, wall art, and other home decor. Again, where it gets put is fine as long as the quote is somewhere, you will actively see it.
Make A To-Do List
I make a to-do list every single morning. This is because it’s easier to accomplish goals when you write them down. Because I have made to-do lists part of my routine, I actively check the list. Actively checking the list helps me fill my productive potential. I just use a scrap piece of paper, but I have seen tons of cute notepads optimized for to-do lists.