Now that I have been working from home for almost a year, I’ve had to adjust routines in order to stay productive and prevent burnout. Its all too easy to roll out of bed, grab my computer, and then realize the day is over and all I did was stare at a screen.
I’ve tried to set some structure to my days to help me be more productive. Surprisingly, a lot of the structure is about setting up more “away” time so that when I work, I can be really focused and productive. I’ve found that this routine allows me to feel less burnt out, while still getting my work done.
This has been a long and stressful year for everyone, and you may find yourself feeling unmotivated to do even the smallest of tasks. This can cause things to pile up, and feel even more overwhelming! I am definitely guilty of this, and get frustrated with myself for delaying things that would only take a few minutes to do.
I’ve been working hard to try to stay productive and check off that to-do list with a few strategies. The first step is to give yourself grace! It’s been a hard and emotional year, and just surviving is a big enough accomplishment. Try not to be too hard on yourself over all the things that didn’t get done.
Public speaking doesn’t come natural to anyone, and I’m not sure anyone actually enjoys doing it (if they do, they may be lying!). As a very introverted person, I really struggle with presentations or speaking to large groups. I tend to get really nervous, talk really fast, and not say enough, just to get it over with.
I frequently present designs as a part of my job, sometimes to celebrities and executives, so it’s something I’ve really had to work on over the course of my career! I have to say, I’ve gotten better at at! I wanted to share some of the things that helped me the most.
My work recently let us know that we will be working from home for at least the rest of the year. I was happy to have clarity, but another 6 months of working alone at home seemed sort of ominous! For the last few weeks, I’ve really tried to level up my work from home experience, and thought I would share some of my best strategies.
A lot of us find ourselves working from home due to the corona virus outbreak. What may seem fun at first could end up feeling isolating and uninspiring after a few days. This could be why so many people flock to coffee shops to independently work but still feel connected!
As someone who works from home frequently already, I have a few tips to make your days productive and enjoyable.
I recently met with a student that I’m mentoring and decided it was time to have “the talk”. The talk about real career advice, and the things millennial women can face in the workforce. Getting the job can be hard, doing the job can be harder. But, there are a lot of tools that you can use to navigate the ups and downs.
Here are my tips for getting that job and finding success and happiness once you’re there.