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How To Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Lounge Underwear How To Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Are you back to working from home and struggling to stay motivated? Don’t worry, Loungers, we’ve all been there. You’re not alone!

As much as the recent news in the UK might be a cause for celebration for some, we appreciate that working from home isn’t for everyone. Yes, it may mean an extra 30 minutes in bed, no more boring commutes and an excuse to Lounge in your PJs all day long (not that we’re complaining), but the classic office culture buzz we’re used to experiencing with our besties and work wives isn’t always something that can be felt at home.

Whether you’re distracted by household chores, daytime TV or your bedroom desk just isn’t cutting it, our work from home motivation tips will help you stay on top of your A-game all whilst taking care of you.

How To Stay Motivated Working From Home

1. CREATE A DEDICATED WORK SPACE

As tempting as it is to stay bundled up in bed, girls, not only can this affect how well you work, it can affect your wellbeing too, as working from your bed can interfere with your sleep pattern.

Ideally, you want to set up a space outside of your bedroom, such as in an office with your own desk. It’s the perfect excuse to purchase lots of cute stationery and office decor - think Pinterest vibes! If you don’t have an office, you can always make a little makeshift office at the dining table!

Moving around can also help with keeping motivated too! So, if you no longer feel like sitting at your desk, why not spend half an hour working from your sofa? You’ll soon feel super snug!

 

2. TAKE REGULAR BREAKS 

This should really go without saying, Loungers. Whether you stop for 5 minutes to make a quick brew or head out for half an hour for a walk around the block, taking regular breaks is essential for your mental wellbeing!

Where possible, make sure you head outdoors as exposure to natural light, fresh air and exercise is one of the best ways to stay motivated and boost your mood, particularly during the cold, winter months. 

You may also find it more manageable to work in small blocks of time. For example, allocating yourself 30 minutes to work on certain tasks. This will ensure you get your breaks in whilst also giving you the motivation to tackle those ‘less enjoyable’ jobs. 

Work From Home Motivation

3. REWARD YOURSELF

We all love treating ourselves! So, why not give yourself an incentive to boost your work from home motivation?

Whether it’s something as small as cooking your favourite meal at lunchtime or arranging to meet up with your bestie after work, having something to look forward to can make a big difference to your working day. After work dinner? Count us in. 

Read more: 5 Work From Home Outfits For Ultimate Comfort

 

4. STAY CONNECTED

While it’s safe to say Zoom and Microsoft Teams will never replace face-to-face contact, staying virtually connected with your work friends is vital for keeping motivated when working from home.

For some, just dropping your work bestie a quick message can be enough to help you get stuck in, whilst for others, a video call at the start of each day is more beneficial. Whatever your preference, make sure you keep in touch with your team! 

Don’t forget, Loungers, it doesn’t always have to be work related, sometimes it’s okay to just talk about what you’re watching on Netflix or what you’re having for dinner. After all, it’s simple conversations like these that keep our wellbeing in check!

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5. LIMIT DISTRACTIONS

Whether it’s casually scrolling through social media or flicking through the TV, we’re all guilty of losing focus every now and then. 

Try putting your phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’ for an hour, switching off the TV or giving your pet a treat or toy to keep them occupied whilst you knuckle down. 

Limiting your distractions can also work hand in hand with rewarding yourself and championing that all important work from home motivation.

 

6. PRIORITISE YOU 

Taking care of number 1 is always important regardless of whether you’re working from home or in the office.

This may include recognising you work more effectively when you have a number of smaller breaks rather than one long lunch break.  

Make sure you also get plenty of nutrition throughout the day, including fresh fruit and vegetables, and don’t forget you should be drinking 6 to 8 glasses of fluid a day! No, Loungers, sadly caramel lattes don’t count!

If you find you’re really struggling to stay motivated, take a step back, as there’s no point pushing yourself when you’re not in the right frame of mind. You may even benefit from meditation or simple breathing techniques to help your mind refocus. 

Keeping Motivated When Working From Home

 

While nothing beats the comfort of your own home, we appreciate working from home can feel isolating at times. Which is why we want to remind you, you’re not alone! We’re here for you, Loungers, no matter what.

We’ve tackled it once before and we can tackle it again! You’re stronger than you realise and we believe in you.  

Remember, it’s not just about knowing how to stay motivated when working from, it’s about taking care of your wellbeing too. Be kind, be safe and keep on Lounging.