How to Be More Productive from Home!

How to Be More Productive from Home!

How be Productive working from home!

Working from home really can be a challenge, but there are great benefits too! Many FITTBE members are finding that they are actually much more productive working from home, but it takes setting some ground rules to make it work!

 

Make a to-do list to tackle!

Let your Productivity Snowball

Feeling like you’re accomplishing and making progress is like a snowball for productivity. As you see your progress in ticking off each goal, you’ll be able to take that momentum forward into achieving even more. Who doesn’t love to see a list full of checkmarks at the end of the day. You can conquer it!

Have a dedicated Workspace

Office mode time!

Having a dedicated workspace can really help especially for those with big families all at home. With a workspace that’s dedicated, you can be in “office” mode, and then switch to parent mode, sibling mode, or roommate mode! The space you choose should have good lighting, and make you feel inspired and productive. You need enough space to spread out, and stay organized!

Set work hours and boundaries

You need to turn off sometimes…

Setting your work hours is key. Working from home, it’s easy to “never turn off,” but you need to.  Distinguishing work time, and playtime, or work time from chores time, grow time, or social time is so important. People don’t actually “multi-task,” our brains switch from task to task very quickly, so if you’re half working, and half spending time with your family, you’re really not giving either the attention it deserves.

Turn off distracting communication

Stay focused…

It’s nearly impossible to work productively when your phone is going ding, ding, ding with text messages or non work-related calls. It seems rude not to pick up the calls and respond, but what you get with this distraction is the inability to focus on the task at hand. Keep focused, bring all of your attention to the project you are working on. When you reach a real stopping point, then pick up your text messages, enjoy those meems, and reconnect socially.

 

Take Real Breaks

And enjoy healthy meals throughout the day

Treat yourself to breaks where you switch tasks completely. When you come back from a real 15-minute break, you will likely feel refreshed and ready to accomplish the next item on your list. Stay hydrated and have real meals packed with healthy ingredients. Fight the urge to “work through lunch.” Remember what we learned about multitasking? Taste your food, enjoy the break, drink some flavored water!

We hope that these tips will help you enhance your productivity and also your joy in your at-home workday!

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Get in a better mood, almost instantly!

Get in a better mood, almost instantly!

Get in a better mood, almost instantly!

Improve your mood in these 4 easy steps!

How to Instantly Improve your mood!

Need a little Mood “pick me up?” We all do sometimes! Here is a quick list of ideas to get you into a better mood without delay! 

Tidy up!

It’s spick and span time!

Tidying up the space around you is a great way to get a quick mood boost! You will feel productive, and you’ll be up and moving. Bonus, your space will be closer to stress and clutter free!

Turn on the Tunes

Enjoy some great music

A great song is a fabulous way to move yourself to your best mood! As we write this, we’re listing to the soundtrack from Bottle Shock on Apple Music. So beautiful.

Dance, Stretch

Move that Body in a way the Feels Good! 

Enjoying movement is a great way to feel wonderful! Even if you feel a little silly, turn on some of that music we just mentioned and dance, stretch, enjoy. You will boost your endorphins too! One thing we like to think about when doing these movement sequences is to “take up space.” Even in small spaces, the quality of taking up space will allow you to stretch and reach further and more fully!

 

Replay what went well!

In Psychology Today, Doctor Susan Biali, M.D., explained that replaying three positive events or moment from you day  in your mind is a super way to feel more positive right away. She says that mentally recalling these moments will bring back the feelings that they initially brought on. Reliving the good times, yes please – let them roll! 

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