Considering current events, many of you are likely seeking how to keep a regular routine working from home. Though the transition might feel jarring, take it as a chance to recalibrate in both your personal and professional life.
-Get up early!
If you’re not a morning person, this is a challenge to implement that can really help you get the most out of your day. Often times when left to our own devices, we can sleep the day away when we don’t have to be at work at a certain time. While there are times when your body will crave rest and need the sleep, most days it’s just a matter of forming the habit of being an earlier riser.
-Prepare your coffee brewing the night before.
Doing this ahead of time will streamline your mornings and get you caffeinated sooner after you wake. Check out my favorite coffee and vegan/paleo/delicious superfood coffee creamer here.
-Create a workspace that suits your workflow
Your line of work will largely dictate what this requires. For me, all I need is my laptop. I can work from the couch most of the time. Figure out if you work best from a desk, laptop, notebook, phone, etc. Keep this space organized and tidy as you start to establish your new routine.
Depending on how you best operate, you may be better off turning off the TV & music while working. Others (like me), actually like having things going on in the background. Also, the work I do allows that. Find which route works best for you.
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If you have a whiteboard or even notepad in your new workout space, try writing out your workout ahead of time. Laying out your clothes ahead of time, similar to prepping your coffee the night before, will streamline your workflow and keep you rolling right along as you meander between workflow to personal care activities at home.
-Keep taking your supplements, eating healthy & taking care of your body.
This is one of the most important keys to making this transition to working at home easier for you. When you feel good, you work more efficiently–plain and simple. Don’t use this as a time to eat cruddy food and let your good habits drop off.
Food-wise, I stick to a paleo-inspired eating approach (dairy and gluten free). Supplement wise, I make sure I take my fave probiotic (code fmg15 for 15% your subscription), my women’s multivitamin (code feelmoregooder to save 20%) and Vitamin D.
-Take breaks & go outside.
There a value of fresh air and being away from your devices that’s intangible. Though some studies do back this up (and sure, that’s great for some people to know), it’s positive for you to go immerse yourself in the outdoors simply because it reconnects us to our nature.