Being successful at work/school while working and schooling from home

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We all have had to adjust recently some of us by working at home and if you haven’t, good for u, but it’s hard. It’s not impossible though, and I am here to help.

Everyone has probably told you this but first make sure to create a home office. Nothing fancy is necessary but you have to create an area with all your essentials you need for work or school. Tip: Keep things fun by getting bright colored items and things that will capture your attention. I love all things pink so my laptop has a highlighter pink case and A pink poof pen that I always forget to use but it’s cute. I love going into my office area and that’s half the battle.

Get an Agenda… I know I know you never use it. Being organized is essential to being successful. Maybe the organizer doesn’t work for you, maybe you want an oversized calendar on your desk so you can see important info, dates, and to do lists. I have an oversized 7 day calendar on the wall of my office (I tend to stand or walk in my office more than sit). I am a totally scatter brain so I have to write every idea immediately when I hear it so I also use an agenda when I remember.

Make sure your family know when you are in the office you are at work. My fiancé actually texts me while I’m in the home office and he is in the living room, because you can’t get anything done if your always distracted. Even if you write a blog you need time to focus to get your thoughts together and produce your best work.

Take a lunch. Very important to break the monotony of your work day and get a lunch. You don’t even have to spend money. I pack a lunch and eat outside most days when the weather is good. Especially during this quarantine it definitely kept me sane in the beginning.

Common mistakes

You don’t need a television anywhere close to where u are studying or doing conference calls. Shut it down, at least give yourself 2/3 hours of uninterrupted work.

Do not try to bring your computer to your bedroom, either you will fall asleep or never be able to sleep in your bed again without thinking about work. Stay out of your bedroom if you can I know it’s comfy but your trying to be productive.