7. Practice Self-Care
You’ll never stay motivated if you’re perpetually exhausted or you’re fuelled by caffeine only. To perform at your peak, you need plenty of rest, a healthy diet and self-care!
However, meeting your self-care needs at the moment might be a bit more challenging than usual. After all, maintaining a healthy diet composed of fresh fruits and vegetables isn’t easy if you’re limiting your trips to the grocery store. What you can do is to limit your sugar intake and eat as many home-cooked meals as you can.
Also, don’t forget to step back from work every once in a while or when it gets completely overwhelming. Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of your paid leaves. Have a day dedicated to self-care at least once a month.
If you’re the type of person who still wants to stay productive during your mental health break, limit your productivity to reading up on articles that introduce a new personal skill such as email marketing or even something completely random like learning how to crochet.
Working from home and being your own personal manager is great, but it’s easy to let your personal life bleed into your work life. At home, there are plenty of distractions and you can become your own productivity killer.
Hopefully, with the tips above, you can stay motivated, even in the most challenging circumstances. Wishing you the best of luck!