Even though I’m not a full time blogger, I have been blogging from home for almost three years now. During the week I work in an office and then I come home and sit at my laptop for a few hours before I cook dinner, however I’m constant on the hunt for new techniques to stay focused and productive throughout the weekend when I have work to do.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who spends a few days working in PJ’S with Netflix on in the background (usually Gavin&Stacey!) Get’s distracted by e v e r y social media platform possible and struggles to get focused?!
- Wake up like you have somewhere to go. When I first started to blog, It was so easy for me to throw on my dressing gown and get comfy on the sofa and start working. However I always found that I’d be more tired and I’d struggle to get through the day. So the most important thing to do is create your own routine. Wake up in the morning and take a shower. I always make sure that I get dressed too, getting your body ready for the day will you instantly make you feel more productive and ready for the day ahead.
- Create to do lists. You guys know how much I LOVE creating to do lists, if I’m feeling really motivated I always put the hardest tasks first on the list, or the ones with the earliest deadline, but If I’m not feeling as motivated, I normally put a few of the easiest tasks first followed by the harder tasks so I can get into the swing of working. I find creating lists and ticking tasks of the list so motivating too!
- Take breaks. Just because you are working from home, doesn’t mean you have to work a structured office hours, go out and grab a coffee or lunch with a friend. I always find taking a break allows me to get re motivated and allows me to be extra productive.
- Change your scenery. I always find that blogging in the same place over and over again gets boring, I always try to change things up now and again, sometimes ill take myself to a quiet coffee shop or ill work in the dining room. Coffee shops are great for me because Ie feel extra productive when I’m surrounded by people who are working hard.
- Get out of the bedroom. The bedroom is somewhere you naturally associate with sleep and going to bed, so working in bed will mean naps and slack. If I work from my bedroom I always find it harder to fall to asleep because my head is normally rushing with ideas for another blog post.