It’s safe to say that this year has pushed us all out of our comfort zones, to say the least.
Unless your lifestyle normally involves keeping 6 feet apart from others and never leaving your house (no judgement!), you’ve probably had to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19. Although it’s been over a year since we’ve been in this pandemic, it’s hard to change the work/study habits we’ve spent the majority of our lives creating. If you normally work in an office or are used to studying in groups, working from home may feel challenging– and you’re not alone!
Here’s 5 Tips to Keep Focused While Working from Home:
Tip #1: Plan!
I cannot tell you how many special occasions I’ve missed because I didn’t have them written in my planner. Or how many orders I used to mess up as a server because I thought I didn’t need a pen or paper. But trying to remember the details when we’ve been plagued with a global pandemic? Not any easier!
If you have a hyperactive brain like me, or you’re just a super busy person, you’re bound to forget something important every now and then if you don’t document it. These days, you can sync online calendar’s across multiple devices or even set up reminders, which is especially helpful when you’re working from home.
Tip #2: Diffuse!
You may have noticed our#WellnessWednesday giveaway on Instagram of essential oils and natural products. Using essential oils has been a game changer for me when I was completing my final semester at home. Even while working from home even now, I find it relaxing.
There have been multiple studies over the years which suggest a relationship between aromatherapy and improved memory, focus and mood. Rosemary in particular has shown great improvement of memory and focus in people with ADHD. Lavender is a great one for relaxation and sleep. While it won’t solve all of your problems, at the very least, your room will smell better for it.
You can find more information purchase some oils at one of my favourite shops here.
Tip #3: Get outside!
It sounds obvious – but it really does make all the difference! It’s easy to fall into the trap of watching the world through the screen of your phone. The trouble is that without a change of scenery, your day-to-day tasks can feel dull and repetitive, and ultimately lead to a loss of motivation.
It may seem counterproductive to take a break, but a 10-minute walk around the block won’t lead to your downfall. In fact, you might even come across something that sparks your creativity or gives you some perspective. If nothing else, you’ll be giving yourself a few moments of mindfulness that could set the tone for the rest of your day.