Top 10 ways to motivate oneself to work when you are working at home.

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How to boost your motivation to work when your office is just your home?


When you are working at home it limits your interaction with people. According to Upwork, this has been one of the issues that freelancers were raising – the challenges of social interaction. It could be boring to stay in the four corners of your working space when you cannot go out because of the corona-virus – going out has been your way to break free from having been working at home. It is usual for you to be working at home but could be stressful feeling that you are doing things all over again in the same room and meeting the same people in the house. Thus, it could affect your motivation to work.

Here are the Top 10 ways to motivate oneself to work when you are working at home in these times of social distancing.

1. Pray

Praying is one great way to get back motivated to work. It gives you more strength and wisdom and bring back your grace to work. Praying can renew your soul and reboot your positive energy and of course knowing that there is someone powerful that will help you through and that is your God!

Here are few bible verse to boost your motivation.

1 Chronicles 28:20 –  David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Philippians 4:13 –  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

More bible verse in bible study tools website.

2. See green.

Put some plants in your working table or position your working table near to the window where you can see green.

According to a study published by ACS publications, the color green can reduce physiological stress, restore attention, enhanced immune function, and can help someone feel connected socially.

3. Exercise

Include in your weekly goal the time to exercise or revitalized with physical movement. Working at home may lead you to sit for about 8-12 hours a day. It is very important to have in your to-do list, your time to exercise. You can still do an exercise even with some precautions of social distancing. Exercising at home is still possible.

Youtube have different exercise guides that works for you. Walking exercise is also wonderful to move around in your house Check here 

According to a study when we do exercise our body released endorphins which are also called happy hormones.

4. Talk to people in the house.

Talk to people in your house – to your kids, parents, or spend time talking with your husband of anything. It is one great way to divert your mind into matters which are out from your working space. It can help you relate to what is going on with other people or laugh around with others.

According to Medical News Today deeper communication with others has a positive impact on happiness and well being.

5. Listen to music.

Music has frequencies that can trigger our emotions. Our body is composed of 70% water which can vibrate sound frequencies in other parts of our body then give a positive or negative impact to your emotions. For this reason, it is very important that you should know about the kind of music you are listening to.

According to Scientific Report, heroic music can have a good impact on motivation and constructiveness.

Here are some music that can boost your motivation

6. Break free.

Working at home hooked you up of being responsible about your time and output. You tend to always think of delivery and getting more clients which sometimes hinders you to do what you wanted at a certain time. Your work is more important than anything else.

Break free sometimes, do something relaxing even if it does not cost money. You sing, play around, do some planting, cooking, cleaning the house, or sit and breath fresh air!

Break free sometimes, do something relaxing even if it does not cost money.

6. Eat healthy.

Our health is our source of wealth. The food that we eat can also impact our mental health. Here are the food that can boost your motivation.

Food boost motivation: Salmon, berries, eggs, dark chocolate, nuts, avocados, water, brown rice and mussels.

7. Set your weekly goal and imprint the output.

Some tools are available to help manage your output and things to do. Trello and Asana are one great tool to move around and check what has been going on with your tasks. Update and move the board when you accomplish something.

You can also write your goals and to-do list in the journal. A wonderful leeway of using computers. Making use of the old tools – the pen and the journal. Doing work-related activities with the use of tools which you have an emotional connection – is a great way to reboot your motivation.

Sticky notes and boards are fun to use too. Write down your goals and stick it to the board where you can move around like Trello. Make a unique stairway to your goals on a daily or weekly basis. Get motivated checking on what you have accomplished at the end of the day or week to meeting your long term goal. You can also write some motivational quotes and stick them to the wall.

8. Sleep well setting aside the worries from your home working space.

Reboot by sleeping well. You may be struggling with separating work from your home because you are already working at home. Your bed may be just next to your working space. So, you sleep when you are tired of working and wake up working again.

Train your mind to forget work when you are going to sleep. Listen to music that will help you sleep well or watch a happy movie before you sleep so that the last thoughts you have before sleeping, is not the output you need to accomplish- it is the new exciting thing you did before you go to bed. So, when you wake up, go back to the goals you have set up before the week starts.

Channel your inner yogi is also something exiting to do before sleeping.

9. Work with purpose

Knowing your great purpose of doing something is the core motivation to move forward and be productive in anything you do. 

We get motivated to move because we have a purpose.

Write down your purpose or meditate it.

10. A moment of silence.

Be quiet with yourself! A moment of silence within yourself. You got to be mindful of your thoughts, your feeling, and your goals. Then try to meditate what you want to happen. Affirm yourself with positive self-talk and prayers.

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