Work from Home habits, that increase positive outlook on life
Whether you are a a wfh parent due to covid lockdown; it is your choice to build a business, while on parental leave, or you want to be a stay at home parent with a side biz... this year for sure has been challenging. In this last week of "Optimistic October", let's have a quick recap on some constructive habits around a wholesome WFH life, you can start implementing now.
1. Build an open & close ritual
Similarly to a shop owner, who puts the open/closed sign to the door, to indicate business hours, you can have your own little ritual to mark the frames of the workday. Working from home does not equal 24/7 active presence & availability. Having a clear start/end signal (changing shirt or hairstyle, calendar on/off the wall etc.) helps to sharpen your focus at the beginning and switch off at the end.
2. Start a day with success
Make your bed. Tidy your desk. Even a tiny act of creating order boosts your focus.
Get up half an hour earlier and read three pages of a good book, tick off a 15 min exercise or just enjoy a cup in peace. Even if / especially when you are not a morning person, make the effort to & enjoy the difference of recharge.
Play/read/sit down to breakfast with the kids for 15min. before they leave the house. Start a day in a good mood, it pays off.
Everything is changing, including childcare availability, rhythm of the day, opening hours, customer service etc. Suggest changes, agree on a new, more suitable work schedule with manager/team & keep yourself to that. In this time of shared need, you might get support from the most unexpected sources, when you pull your courage together and speak up.
4. Reach out for extra support
When you want to build new muscles, you go to a fitness trainer with a set of exercises.
When you want to build a new house, you go to a builder with a blueprint.
When you want to build new habits - have you thought of going to a coach for structure & support?
Contact me for a free of charge call, to map your possibilities.