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#1 Go to bed and wake up at a consistent time

When we are working from home, living at home, staying at home all day every day, it’s really easy to forget what day we’re in, what time we’re in, and to have the day’s kind of blend over into the next day.
And that is not really what you want because it creates this sense of endlessness that it comes with every day, and that can bring on feelings of anxiety and frustration.
You want to have a set period for when you decide that you’re going to have a bedtime routine, wind yourself down and go to bed.
If you end up staying up too late and then sleeping in and then rushing through the next day because you’re behind on your schedule or whatever, it can create that anxiety, and it doesn’t help you with being productive.

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#2 Start your day off with a clear head

You don’t want to be running out of bed and then immediately going to your laptop.
That’s the last thing that you want because that’s just going to start your day off
with a bit of stress, anxiety, it’s not going to start your day off as fresh and bright-minded as it could potentially be.
What I suggest is have a bit of a morning routine, where before you go straight to your laptop and get to work. Give yourself a bit of time after you’ve woken up to refresh yourself. Whether it’s to do some exercise, to do some yoga, some meditation, step outside for a little bit, whatever it may be, do something for you.
Clear your mind, get yourself centered, even if it’s only 5 to 10 minutes, it’s going to help you to set your day more positively.

#3 Have goals as to what you want to achieve on that particular day

The last thing that you want to do when you’re starting your workday is to have an unclear mind, to feel murky and just to dive right in and just work work work and not know what you’re working towards and what you’re hoping to achieve by the time the day ends.
Ideally, you want to have, let’s say if it’s two reports that you want to get done that day, or two many assignments, or three mini assignments, or four specific tasks that you know you can get done by the end of the day.
Have that written out in front of you so that you can work towards that goal. And that’s going to keep you motivated as you’re stuck working from home, because it’s going to make sure that you’re on track, rather than you just spending your whole day answering emails and not being able to get what you wanted to get done.

#4 Schedule your meals

It’s all about eating.
So if you are a breakfast person, which I am, then you want to schedule a time in your morning where you’re going to have breakfast.
Enjoy your breakfast, dedicate time for that, and then on top of that, also schedule when you’re going to have lunch.
You should have breakfast and lunch at the same time every day, just like when you have a specific time for when you go to bed and when you wake up.
Because that helps to bring structure to your day, and it helps to force you to take a break.
Part of being productive is not about just working endlessly.
Being productive means that you have the right energy to be able to do the work that you need to do, and if you don’t have fuel to feed your body during breakfast and lunch, you won’t be able to get very far.

#5 Have a designated space to do your work

What I’ve noticed is that when I intend to do my work in a space that I’ve set aside in my home for just doing that work where there are minimal distractions, I’m just merely more productive. Even if that space is to be sitting on your couch, as long as that’s comfortable for you, and you feel that you can get your work done that’s great
Whatever works for you.
Just have a designated space.
The last thing that you want is not to know where to work, not to know where you’re going to set yourself up. You just want to have one or two places that you know you’re going to go to set up to do your work and where you’re going to feel comfortable and be able to stay there for the rest of the day.

#6 Look out the window from time to time

It’s important to incorporate nature into your everyday life if you can.
So that means looking out the window. Hopefully, you have a view that you can look at some trees or birds or even just open the window to let some fresh air in.
The reason why I say this is because you don’t want to confine yourself in a way where you feel like you’re a prisoner in your own home
You want to have access to that outside world still, and if that means that you just open a window to get in some fresh air or you look outside the window just to change your perspective, then, by all means, do it.
All of that’s going to create a structure to your day, and it’s going to help you to have more energy to do what it is that you need to do

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