02 July 2017

How To Stay Productive When Working From Home

How To Stay Productive Working From Home

Whether it be for your full time job, or studying for exams, working from home can be hard. With so many distractions it can be difficult to stay focused and on the right path, whilst resisting the urge to crawl back into bed and binge watch Netflix. Here are just a few little tips from me to you if you're struggling with getting work done at home:

Wake up early
It's easy to get into the habit of having a lie in, or sitting in your pj's all day, if you don't have to leave the house. I've found that having an alarm. getting up early, getting showered and dressed as normal, helps me massively. It sort of puts me into 'work mode' as oppose to 'cosy mode'.

Have a dedicated workspace
In order to get yourself into 'work mode', you need to have a workspace. That preferably means not your bed. I usually work from my living room, or if the weathers nice, I'll sit and work at the garden table. Keeping your workspace tidy can also help a lot. A cluttered area can leave you feeling stressed and unmotivated.

Make a to do list
Lists are my favourite thing ever. I recently started bullet journaling and it has been a life saver. You can read more about that in this post. I will usually make a list of the things I need to do for that particular day either the night before, or in the morning after getting dressed. Having your tasks written down and in physical view pushes you to complete them more. I often float between tasks, never full completing them. So a list helps me with that as I focus on one task at a time, making my way down the list.

Have a schedule
Knowing when your work best will be a big help.  I find I am the most motivated in the mornings, so I do the longer, or more difficult tasks then. Which leaves the smaller, and easier tasks for when I'm not feeling up to it. For you, you may find that you work best in the evenings. It can be easy to overwork yourself too though, so make sure you take regular breaks, and don't skip lunch. It's okay top stop working.

How do you stay motivated when working from home?

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  1. I definitely need to focus on getting out of bed and being productive as I've gotten so used to just sitting around in my PJ's for hours! Loved this post girly x

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  2. Some great tips here! I always struggle to work from home when I have college work to do, it's so easy to just have a lay in but then I lose all motivation, I definitely work better in the mornings and then im ready for a snooze in the afternoon and lose interest haha!

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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  3. Thanks hun these are really helful! I dont have to work from home that often but i think i can apply these to blogging which is great x

    Amina xx | www.AliandHer.com

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  4. Along the same lines of having a dedicated workspace I sometimes find going out to the library helps. There's no distractions and it's a change of scenery.

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  5. Oh my gosh I am so unproductive when I work from home- I end up getting distracted and watching YouTube videos instead! I find having a dedicated workspace helps though- I get much more blogging done if I'm sat at the table than with my laptop in bed!

    Alice
    Alice In Wonderlust

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  6. I totally agree with all of these points! I also find if you wear shoes whilst at your workspace it makes you so much more productive x

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  7. I saw this post at just the right time!
    I'm planning on working from home throughout this summer break from college and productivity is something I'm really struggling with so far. It's only been two weeks, haha! I'm definitely going to take your tips on board as I go into the world of working from home. I think the to-do list will be most helpful. I did it during the college year, but I failed to realize it could help me in summer, too!
    Thank you so much for this post.

    Rebekah | http://rebekahgillian.co.uk/

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  8. Yasss this blogpost omg! I definitely agree with all these points, especially waking up early. It actually makes so much of a difference and helps you stay focused. I love this! Going to bookmark this girl! x

    Sami // samiyah.co.uk

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  9. TO-do lists always work for me when I am in the office but I never do them at home. i should though coz I am not productive at all at the weekend- xx corinne

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  10. I have to say the MAIN 2 things are having a workspace and getting up EARLY! Sleeping in is such a temptation for me and if I give in, I will not be productive AT ALL!

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  11. Great tips here! I live for to-do lists, I use the notes app on my phone as I am complete tech addict.

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  12. I definitely find having a to do list or a schedule helps me out with productivity a lot. Knowing what I need to do and when by definitely speeds up my work process.
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com/blog/

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  13. These are all such good tips! I loved getting up early in the mornings to do all my revision before my exams! I also used this app called Minimalist which stops you from using your phone at set times so you are fully focused on your work!
    Ellie
    www.headintheclouds.me.uk

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  14. This is so helpful right now! I am in the middle of writing a report and finding it hard to focus at home, so I'll definitely try some of these tips xx

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  15. Yes! I cannot work unless I am up early, dressed and sat at my desk with a schedule and to do list in front of me! The temptation of staying in bed can be too much! Great advice!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk

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  16. I don't work at home but when I blog I always make sure I'm sat at my desk away from the sofa, or bed and the TV, dedicating time to blogging and being in a work environment x

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  17. These are great tips and will be pretty handy when I start university!! xox

    https://poetrybychloe.wordpress.com/

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  18. These are great tips. As I'm mostly at home now that university has finished for me. i need to keep myself busy as i hate being lazy. These tips are a great way for me to keep myself busy x

    Sidra x
    https://thinklikeartsite.wordpress.com

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  19. These tips are so useful! I work from my office at home and I find setting an Alarm very helpful for getting me in the zone

    http://www.abeautifulchaos.co.uk/2017/07/why-online-friends-are-just-as-valuable.html

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  20. Some really good, sensible comments. They work for me!

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  21. Great helpful reminder tips! As I'm home from uni I've had to make a schedule to make my days productive! xo

    Hanney | www.blogabouthanney.com

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  22. These are really helpful tips! When I work from home at uni I try to always have a list of things I need to do and have a workspace and not work from my bed!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

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  23. I have been thinking of things to keeping me motivated for a while. I'm moving this month and i am getting my own study and im so excited for that.
    Mwah x
    Becca x
    www.mygirlsandmesite.com

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  24. I really need to work on getting out of bed earlier, but I'm one of those people that can focus better in the evening. Thank you for the useful post as I'm struggling to keep on track at the moment.
    - Beth
    Quirks and Queries

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  25. Awesome tips x

    https://thetypicalbeautyblog.wordpress.com

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  26. I definitely do far too much of my work from my bed which is totally why I am so unproductive. I really struggle with my work/blogging balance right now so these tips are helpful x

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  27. I loved this post! I definitely need a to do list and a schedule

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/june-round-up-2017.html?m=1

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  28. Having a to do list is a great idea xx

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  29. These are great tips. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. These tips are really useful. I used to struggle with always working in bed, so now I try and have a dedicated work space or I just move about to a desk/sitting up properly on a sofa. Still struggle to get up early though..haha! x

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  31. To do lists work amazing for me! Also, you should try bullet journalling it can be such a life saver omg x

    Morgan // www.justmorgs.com

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  32. This is such a helpful post, so many great tips! To-do lists are a must for me otherwise I lose track of what needs to be done!!

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  33. Getting up early and being dressed helps me massively. I'm up early anyway now as I have a baby to attend to. I just need to start making lists. Thanks for sharing a great post, very helpful x

    Jenni // jenniofwonderland.com

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  34. These are fab tips, I think i would get way to distracted working from home!

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  35. There are some great tips in here! I wish I could work from home 😩

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  36. These are spot on! Every last one of them is exactly how I feel about working from home, especially getting dressed and ready as if you're going to 'work'.

    Shauna | https://diariesofadramatic.com

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  37. I am genuinely the worst when working from home. I do find having a schedule helps massively though, otherwise i just get lost in a world of netflix and cups of tea.

    Michelle x

    https://www.wanderingcuriosities.com

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  38. Waking up early is something I really need to start doing. I am always so unproductive at home!

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  39. definitely agree with this making sure i have a set time to get out of bed and go and sit at the table to work really helps!

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  40. I definitely agree with getting up early and getting ready! Even though it can feel like such a chore, it definitely makes me more motivated and productive xx

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  41. I think having a dedicated workspace is a really good idea. I feel that when I go to my desk it keeps me a lot more focused! Great post hun, look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  42. I've been so off my game lately and this has given me the little spur in the right direction!

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