During an uncertain time like this where there are so many things happening that are out of our control, it’s so important to know that you are not alone.
I hope that you and your family are doing well and safe, I’m deeply touched by so many of you that messaged and asked how I’m doing, I’m so thankful for sweet friends like y’all.
Lately, I’ve been asked a lot about how I’m doing working from home, how do I stay motivated, and what are some tips to stay productive during an uncertain time like this. While there are things that are out of our control, keep in mind that there are still other things that we CAN control.
This virus may have restricted me from doing some of the things that I’ve been wanting to do, but I refuse to let it take down everything that I’ve work so hard for in the last few weeks, months, and year. I believe that working from home in the last few months has prepared me to get through this crisis and I’m going to share a few things that help me stay productive. I hope this also helps you to look at this situation from a different perspective and use it as a fuel to push you forward with whatever situation you or your business is facing today.
First of all, if no one has said this to you, I just want to say that I’m so proud of the strong person you are today. During a time like this, the world needs more people like you to show up and be a leader.
For those of you who work for an essential company and still go into the office to work, I’m so grateful for your dedication and hard work to provides for our country.
For many of you who are new or have been working from home like myself, I know it hasn’t been easy. Whether it’s having to adjust your schedule to meet child care needs, take on new responsibilities and role within your business, set up your new home office, etc., this can really drain your energy from being motivated to do what you’re passionate for.
There are four things that I found helpful and keep me motivated while working from home are the following:
1) Stay focus on the end result.
2) Set boundaries to use time wisely.
3) Make a To-Do list and fill it with creative task.
4) Celebrate the small win.
With the “stay-at-home” order in place, this doesn’t mean you have to take the fun out of what you do. There will be times when you don’t want to get up from the bed because you just don’t feel like it, or perhaps you stayed up too late the night before watching your favorite show on Netflix, or for whatever excuses you may have. No matter how tired you are, how unmotivated you may get, NEVER forget the reason why you started.
My children have always been my biggest motivation behind why I started my business. By reminding myself why I started my business, this pushes me to work harder and do everything I can to succeed so that I can have more time with them and see them grow.
I know some people don’t like working from home because they feel it’ll be too distracting or it’ll feel like working all day, but to be honest, there are so many benefits to working from home and one of those reasons is cutting back time on the commute. This not only helps save you money but also provides you with more time for self-care.