q4k: staying motivated working from home


I am having trouble staying motivated when working from home. How can I keep focused?

-a work from home girl

Hi! I think this has been a struggle for a lot of people working from home. My biggest piece of advice would be to find a routine. You don’t have to wear business clothes to your couch every day but change into a clean set of sweats. Wake up and get ready. Stick to a schedule. Take breaks when you can and try to get outside. Go on a walk or a drive during your lunch break or at the end of the day.

I grew into the habit of taking a drive for a Sonic drink the first semester that was fully online. I found myself needing social interaction and fresh space. An alternative was walking to check the mail or driving through the carwash.

I think it is important to stay on task and create a schedule, but it is also important to step outside for fresh air. This might even look like working from your patio.

Whatever works for you, make sure to stick to a schedule and schedule in time to step outside during your lunch or to signal the end of your day.


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