How To Start A Successful Routine Working From Home

Ah, the joys of being able to work from home finally!

Full independence to wake up whenever you desire. Taking zoom conference calls in the sweats you slept in the past five nights.

Finally, the work-life you wanted is yours.

Wrapped around you in a welcoming, warm blanket of complacency.

That literal blanket is likely wrapped around you as you read this as well.

Now that you are here,

It is not so awesome wearing the same clothes five days in a row, eh?

Waking up at regular work hours doesn’t make sense anymore.

The difference between work and personal life gets harder.

And what else is there to do in the evening except having a few too many drinks while binge-watching the Tiger King.

I have been working on my laptop from home for the last two years.

Battling the lows of self-motivation at times and fighting anxiety

As things go undone one day after another in the early months.

Yet there are ways to change those lows into highs to find that right work/life balance that keeps you on target.

Start with these concrete pillars to help get your base set up, then fill in the gaps as you get comfortable.

Turn Your Alarm Clock ON!

Getting back in control of your day starts with taking control of when you wake-up.

It does not have to be the same ungodly hour of 5 AM that you woke before.

Whatever you choose to follow.

Make it happen Monday through Friday.

Improved Morning Routine

With having all this time with no “need to get somewhere” moments.

You can do all the peaceful morning things.

settle in and start the day off on the right foot.

Give yourself a full hour

Try writing a journal entry every morning as you enjoy your cup of coffee

This can help release the stressors of the Coronavirus on your day to day life

Also writing can help see your business goals more clearly

Time To Work

This is a fluid concept depending on what your job is (or used to be).

No matter the situation, there is always something that you can focus on to better yourself.

Give yourself 3–4 hours of work.

With all that is going on, living at home, It is a tall order to put in a full 8-hour workday.

Start small and work up from there as this new lifestyle becomes more comfortable.

30 Minutes of exercise

Turning your home into a work/living situation will hastily have you getting cabin fever.

You need to make a conscious effort to get a breath of fresh air and the blood flowing.

If you can leave your place of living and not come in contact with anyone else, you need to make the most of it.

For those of you stuck inside an apartment, then bundle up and open the windows while you do your workout inside.

Exercise is a large mental health bump in the right direction.

Right now, we all need as much help with battling anxiety and depression.

Attack That “ I Don’t Have Time For It” Project

Now that you have done a good chunk of work and got your blood flowing for the day, its time to finish that dream project.

Pick up a passion project.

That idea you have been telling your friends you are going to start when “You have time.”

Well, I am going to break it to you right now, we ALL have more time than we can find to fill it.

Put Your Work Away

5 PM has arrived, this is where you need to take control of your actions and switch from work to home mode.

Turn on some Dinnertime Jazz or your favourite artist growing up. Allow yourself to take time to unwind from your workday.

Put away all laptops and projects.

Time To Shutdown

It’s to easy to get lost in a few drinks and TV time in this situation, leave that for the weekend.

You have nowhere to go anyways when Friday and Saturday come around.

During the week, keep your drinks to a minimum and find yourself a lengthy novel series to lose yourself in.

It is a great way to take your mind off the craziness that is going on around us.

Start small with your daily goals.

Take one small step forward each new day, and if you find your day falling apart, don’t fret.

Tomorrow is a new day.




A regular guy who overcame anxiety and depression by talking honestly about it on social media. See what Never Alone. Is all about @tallpaulslife

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A regular guy who overcame anxiety and depression by talking honestly about it on social media. See what Never Alone. Is all about @tallpaulslife

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