I’ve had the absolute joy of working from home for over three years now! There was once a time where I could not possibly have functioned, or been productive. Over the years, I have almost perfected my productive routine for actually getting things done! This post will show you my four tips that keep me organized and productive as a blogger!
Create your own productive routine!
I cannot stress how important it is to really find your own rhythm. You’ve heard that a morning or evening routine is a great way to bring some order into your life, and it is no different when you’re working from home! If anything, it actually might be more important. When I wake up in the morning, I have my own productive routine that works great.
Once I brush my teeth and take care of my dogs, that is when my work begins. I catch up on responding to any social media channels, and then I’ll check my email. My blog posts typically go up around 10 am, so I’ll make sure to share across all of my social media channels, and then make a list of what I need to get done that day.
Work in one room
You don’t have to have an office space to work from home. Any room that you choose to work in can be an office. Your bedroom is typically not the best option since you want it to be a room of rest. If you’re lucky enough to have space to have an office, then keep it as distraction-free as possible. I love to work in one room because when I go into that room, I know that it is time to work. In my office, I keep everything I need to get my work done.
*Bonus Tip: Make the effort to get up and get dressed like you’re actually going to work. Wearing your pajamas could actually affect your level of productivity. Trust me, I learned this one the hard way!
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You’re allowed to take breaks
The key to creating a productive routine for working at home is to understand that you are allowed to take breaks! I create hours that are similar to when I worked in an office. The work hours keep me from going crazy, and they help keep me on track as well! Breaks are important because sometimes you just need some fresh air. If you work in a creative industry, then you know the importance of just stepping away for a few minutes, it can act as a great refresher!