Our intentions create our reality; when we change our intentions towards being productive and creative while being at home the reality will be something different.
The pandemic has fixed us to our home seats and we must learn to look at the bigger picture now where many have lost their jobs many have got jobs from home. Yet, everyone has their own challenges. It’s time to reshape the world by accepting and understanding the outside world. We are facing a lot of hurdles while working from home. Nagging behaviors start occurring which are hard to avoid. This makes it impossible to wrap up our daily creative and productive tasks. here’s the list of how to stay productive and creative being at home.
1. Unlock some self-care
Follow your normal routine
Working from home makes us slothful people wear their pajamas the whole day sitting on the bed which gives them a comfy feeling that invites the sleep not productivity. instead, you must follow your daily routine like getting up early, taking bath getting dressed for the office, taking a cup of coffee, and then starting working.
This is the ideal routine to increase your productivity and creativity while being at home.
At least 10 min exercise or yoga is mandatory for good emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. Physical exercise helps reduce the feeling of stress, depression and better your mood. Attend a yoga class or go for a walk outside. Ride a bicycle or do some basic exercise at home.
Breathing exercises also help in refreshment, just paying attention to your breath works as a nerve relaxer.
Exercise is good for both mental and physical health along with keeping your body fit exercise works as a stress reliever.
Numerous studies have shown the impacts of positive attitude over productivity as it affects on brain and body.
Incorporate the atmosphere with positivity. A positive outlook may help you find the balance between positive and negative emotions. It never means you always need to feel positive you can feel sad and can be angry too but don’t let these emotions take over you.
Worrying too much about the future and feeling sad about the past never helps. Just try to hold on to positive emotions.
Humans are prevalent to overlook the good things in life. Being thankful for the good things in your life helps you bring in the good things existing in your life. Make a habit of writing down a gratitude journal every day about the things you are grateful for.
Think of the support you have from your loved ones. Or just enjoying a gracious meal.
This will help you look at your life from a different angle. if you are experiencing a nerve-racking life you can disregard the good things in your life but practicing gratitude can help you acknowledge them.
Getting sound sleep
Lack of quality sleep can make you annoying, angry, and even depressed. Make sure to have a sound sleep schedule daily.
Studies show that people sleeping on average 7 to 8 hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept less. Sleep is so important for our health.
Listen to music
Music is the best rejuvenator for your mood. You get immersed in the current moment when listening to your favorite song. You forget about past regrets and future worries.
Music is termed as a healer to improve physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Music is believed to cure all mental disorders. Research says that music has several health benefits like boosting the immune, lowering stress levels, decreasing anxiety, and depression, reducing blood pressure, and so on.
Meditation helps to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. Meditation is beneficial to boost the productivity and creativity of employees when being consistent.
Meditation affects the brain as it regulates mood swings, decreases depression, controls anxiety, works as a stress reducer.
Create some hobbies
Some people love to dance some of them love cooking and some are fond of traveling to new places. Doing what makes you happy is nothing better than a wish come true. Playing guitar, reading a novel, or doing a puzzle is a simple hobby that you create for the short term.
For example, if you are a writer and you have a hobby of browsing the internet and reading a lot of stuff online is a working hobby for you.
2. Explore new things
Explore new things, enhance your knowledge and just be curious.
Learn a new course
There are online courses platforms like Udemy, Skillshare, Masterclass for various courses such as digital marketing, maths, design as well as other courses. Furthermore, they provide a certificate for many of the courses.
Watch TED talks:
There exist influential, inspiring, and educational content by experts on TED talks about education, business, science, technology, and creativity. You can create a TED account.
Subscribe for topics of your interest and you will get the latest updates in your inbox.
Create a blog
Are you a creative head and like to share your knowledge with others? establish a blogging website or make a blog for free on websites like wordpress.com. If you want help creating a blog and operating WordPress take some youtube tutorials or visit WordPress tutorials.
This is a step-by-step tutorial to help you start a blog. All you need is some research about the trending topics and relevant and consistent content to become a blogger.
3. Know yourself a little better
Spend some time with yourself to know you a little better.
Discover your strengths and weakness
Every time you give an interview you are asked about your strengths and weaknesses. Your strengths define the positive parts of your character traits.
And weakness is the word that defines itself. For example, your strength can be detail-oriented and your weakness can be the same a lot of details can also consume your time and become your weakness.
Set your goals
You can prioritize your time by setting up your goals for a month, 3 months or so. strategize a list of some goals chooses the top priority ones which are going to impact you the most.
These can help you get a measured life path to success.
Brainstorming is a common technique in both academic and professional backgrounds. Debar your judgment and self-criticism, then start writing down possible solutions and associated thoughts. Then self analyze and clarify each point to get the best possible solution.
Read some books
Books by the achievers can motivate your books like “think and grow rich” is a must-read book for all. Reading these type of books inject a winning spirit for you and boost your productivity and creativity all time.
4. Create a social environment
Get some pet love
Pets are an important part of our lives. They are not just animals they are a source of unconditional love. owning a pet is good for your health and emotions.
Animals are termed as our companions and all know about the unbreakable bond between animals and humans.
Get linked on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or other social networking sites and feel connected. Share a topic of your interest, express your opinions, share your stories, or just scrolling down can make you feel connected to others.
Collaborate with your loved ones and colleagues
Use online collaboration tools like zoom, google duo, google meet to stay connected with the community. these tools will give you a feel of being with or loved ones or an online meeting with coworkers will give you the experience of a virtual office.
Save all the anniversaries, birthdays, and all other important events and set reminders to help you remember the dates. enter a text message not the forget the priority of the day.
Participate in Professional Conferences and Events
Check out local events and conferences and join them to learn about best practices, advanced technologies, industry projects, and occupational training.
Keep an intention to learn, share and connect and attend the events. Follow the emails or keep an eye on such events and conferences through social sites like Facebook, LinkedIn.
Be creative with your working space
Everyone can’t have their work from home office space. But using your creativity you can change one clutter-free corner into a well-organized and designated work from home space.
YouTube is an independent trend these days.it has everything you want from how to do it videos to entertainment reels. You can also join and make your videos and get the best distraction from the daily annoying problems.
5. Wrapping up
It’s hard not to get annoyed while working from home but trying these new ways to stay productive and creative while working from home like blogging, meditation, or connecting with people online with apps like Facebook or zoom will help you stay inspired and refreshed all the time to ease your pathway to success while being at home.
Go for a walk or spend some time with your family and friends, discover new things like a new book, a new blog, or just a new inspiring image, or get some space makeover. These small things can get you avoid the boredom of working from home.