Tips for Work Productivity (Through Trial and Error)

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a great, productive week as we head into March, the start of daylight savings time and (eventually) spring. Over the past couple weeks, I have been working from home and discovered through many mistakes that there are right and wrong ways to go about working on your own schedule. Here are some of the things I've learned, and the best way to have a stress free, guilt free, work day. {Image}

Start early | Everyone has their own cycle of doing things, however, getting up, dressed and starting early works best for me. I have been listening to a ton of podcasts so far in 2019 (How I Built This, This American Life and TMG are some of my favorites right now) and a morning walk to the gym and heading to a cozy coffee shop is the best way to start the day.

Natural Light | My current apartment has very little natural light. (We will be moving at the end of April and I'm very excited for a new roommate to join our group and more natural light/room decor posts!) I have found the more exposure to windows, the better for my overall mood. 

Intention | There are so many distractions, that making a list is essential for getting things accomplished. Scheduling events/social engagements at night also keeps me accountable to not procrastinate all day. 

Breaks | I like to put a podcast on, and combining something I enjoy with a walk to run an errand keeps things productive and gets me moving. 

Meals | Working from home and means having more time to cook a nice dinner (with candles!) and plan meals out. Might as well take advantage of the opportunity before going back to the office life!

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