For some people working from home might be the best thing ever. For people like me who love having people around them to keep their creative juices flowing, its a nightmare. Creativity might drain from your body and your serotonin levels feel like they just fell through the floor. You can’t find the motivation to do your job and distractions are all around you. But there are some ways to get over these distractions and do your normal day-to-day activities.
Here are some tips to get you over that hurdle of feeling isolated while working at home and how you can keep on going strong even during your work from home.
This might sound like a logical one but it worked for me back in the day. When I was a kid we had a dog and my mother used to keep the TV on while we left. I did not get that one bit so I asked about it one day. She told me that she did it to give my dog the illusion that there are people in the same room. The weird thing is that this also works for people. Turn your tv on to a podcast, a radioshow, a talkshow or even just random tv shows to keep your brain thinking that there are other people in your room.
Use social media a bit more, but don’t go overboard. With my work as social media manager it’s a given that I have to check the socials once in a while. But now even more than ever its a great way to communicate with the outside world for fun. I’m not saying that you have to be on it 24/7 because thats the other extreme. Just go it every now and then just to check on your friends and coworkers.
Take a break. When you are feeling healthy just walk to the shop to buy yourself some food. Hop in the shower to reset your mind. Make yourself a healthy snack. These things can be done to create a rumble in your creative core and maybe you will get the best idea you’ve had in months.
Make yourself an itinerary. Do this daily and cross off everything you have done. it’s easier to manage yourself when you have certain goals to work towards. This also has the added benefit of feeling rewarded when you cross something off that list.
Just try and have a good time. Working at home can give you a lot more freedom than you are used to. Because who am I kidding, sometimes you just don’t want to get decently dressed and go to work. Working at home can give you the excuse just to take your laptop on your lap when waking up and keep the creative experience going. A comfortable setting creates comfortable reading.
So whatever you do, just try and keep yourself comfortable (but not too comfortable). It will al work out.
Let’s talk again soon,