Is working from home wearing you down? The simple pleasure of going outside has been taken away due to this pandemic and we are all in the same daily grind.
Having a positive outlook has an impact on us and our teams. If we complain too much, it will not only affect our mood but also affect our surroundings and relationships.
We have curated a list of ways to maintain a positive attitude while working from home:
Limit Your Screen Time
We are dependant, more than ever, on our screens. It will not only strain our body but also our mind. So take a walk in the park, take out your painting brushes or a soothing, discounted cooking session will help you clear your mind and give you a well-deserved break from the virtual world.
You would be truly surprised at the impact a good outfit or taking some time in the morning to put yourself together has on your mood. Take this as an opportunity to dig out the clothes you haven’t worn in ages or a dress you thought was too fancy for work, just anything that would wake you up and make you feel ready to conquer the day!
Check Up On Your Colleagues & Loved Ones
Set up a catch-up lunch with your family, friends or colleagues over any video chat platform to check up on them and update them about your life. Having that connection will instantly put you in a good space and remind you that you are not alone in this.
Don’t Depend On Any Outside Source For Positivity
It is natural to feel isolated and alone during this time, however, you must carry a positive attitude with you at all times. In stressful situations, be sure to know how to revive that positive outlook from within instead of depending on someone else because you are your own strength above anything.
Create a routine for the day
Having a routine helps you organise your work and prioritize it. Note down when you are most productive during the day and assign yourself tasks accordingly. Quite often we tend to immerse our self in unnecessary tasks that take up most of our day and are not very useful, so it is very important to keep your work priorities in perspective and get the most important tasks done when you have the most energy during the day. Taking breaks is extremely helpful for productivity and refuelling your energy.
Have personal goals
Set some goals for yourself throughout the day. It may be little tasks that you want to accomplish or big task, make sure you jot it down and tick it off your list as you go. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and make you feel more productive through the day.
Embrace Curiosity and Learning
Have an open mind about learning new things. Be it about your personality, a new skill or even a feedback by your team member. Creative ideas and a positive attitude go hand in hand when it comes to learning and growing. Our priorities, values and how we process information might vary but the need to keep challenging yourself and expanding your knowledge is key to being successful.