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5 Tips for Staying Motivated Whilst Working at Home
After now having spent many months working from home, we feel that we are finally starting to settle into a new routine. So we wanted to share with you the little tips and tricks that have really helped us to stay motivated and productive whilst working from home!
1. Start With A Clear Mind
Focusing on work can be difficult with all the anxiety and stress the current situation is causing. All of us at REV have been trying to tap back into our meditation practices. Before beginning work in the morning, try and meditate. We aim for a twenty-minute practice but start with even five minutes and work your way up.
The benefits of meditation are endless, but it helps to improve attention span, and helps to control anxiety. Two things we are sure most of us could use at the moment! We love the Natural Mediation Cushion by Complete Unity Yoga because it helps us to get into a comfortable position, enabling a longer meditation and helps our posture in the long run.
2. Enjoy Your Morning!
If yoga and meditation isn’t for you, an enjoyable morning routine can be a wonderful, mindful ritual to help you start each day with a clear mind. Finding a morning routine we actually enjoy and look forward to helps to boost our mood and puts us in a great mindset to start our working day. We find it also helps to bring some normality to the current situation we are living in!
This routine can be as simple as choosing to take the time to make a delicious, nutritious breakfast, brewing a pot of coffee and lighting some uplifting incense. Try to eat breakfast away from where you will be working to help separate your living and working space. We suggest a spoonful of honey to help boost immunity naturally! Setting a schedule for the day is great; but for many of us that is simply not realistic or something we are likely to stick to everyday, so that is why we suggest a morning routine!
3. Beautify Your Workspace
Creating an inspiring workspace is essential. Whether it is at your kitchen table or at your home desk, we have found that bringing some beauty in has helped our moods. Bringing nature indoors gives a little life to any room. We have discovered that having flowers next to our workspace makes us feel more motivated and inspired!
We love our Shida Preserved Flower bouquets as they last for up to a year, meaning you don’t have to worry about re-buying cut flowers. Filling your space with wonderful scent helps to enhance mood and focus. The Auli C-34/2 Diffuser spreads a long-lasting scent of wildflowers, grass, and amber to boost happiness and imagination. Eym’s Create candle is 100% natural and made for moments of inspiration, it is invigorating and clarifying.
4. Stay Focused & Avoid Caffeine Crashes
Around 2pm is usually when we feel tempted to scrap work and climb onto our couch and switch on Netflix. Now that we’ve discovered Golden Glow from Wunder Workshop, we get our afternoon lift to carry us through the rest of the day. It’s an organic, adaptogen blend with Maca, Ginseng, and Brahmi that provides instant herbal boost.
It is also fantastic for the skin, acting as a boost for inside and out. Golden Glow is filled with antioxidants and vitamins, helping to improve the immune system and even one’s mood. Instead of grabbing another coffee that may lead to a crash, we mix this with some hot frothy oat milk, for a truly delicious alternative.
If turmeric isn’t to your taste, we’d recommend opting for Matcha instead. Whimsy Official’s Ceremonial Grade Matcha is one of our new favourite discoveries!
5. Treat Yourself!
While we are on calls, zoom meetings, or find ourselves getting a bit restless, we try to do something beneficial with our fidgety energy. Our Beauty Editor swears by keeping a facial roller and a cream by her workstation. Pop some of Cosmydor’s Organic Cream onto your face before you use a Wild Source facial roller to ensure the roller glides beautifully on the skin.
Use the roller to work out any tension around the eyes from too much computer time. We love to use the roller around the temples if we find ourselves getting a headache. The Cosmydor cream is also incredible for dry hands, which we can all agree we are constantly plagued with from washing constantly!