Vitality

How To Stay Creative While Working From Home

Work From Home COVID-19 Pandemic
A new study released in April 2020 shows that only 34 percent of people in the U.S. can work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pixabay

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic, working from home has become the new normal for a lot of employees living in America. While working in your pajamas sound very enticing, it isn't since it has its own setbacks, such as trying to consistently stay creative.

Staying Creative While Working From Home

Previously a preference in a few companies, working from home has now become a necessity for an increasing number of employees in America, what with the country imposing stay-at-home restrictions.

However, while working in your pajamas and removing the insufferable morning traffic may sound like heaven for some people, the setup is still not for everyone. More often than not, the lack of structure can be even more tiresome for people, all of which are now forced to deal with no schedules, being their own boss and lack of creativity.

So how do you keep that brain juice flowing during these trying times? Here are some useful tips:

Switch up your location

Humans are simply creatures of habit, always inclined to go back to what feels familiar. As such, going to these familiar places wires your brain to work, allowing you to focus better. Find a spot in the house where you can see yourself working every day, but don’t be afraid to switch it up to help stimulate your mind every now and then. Make it your own office.

Office furnishings

One of the things that might stop you from being creative is the fact that you don’t feel comfortable working from home. If so, try aiding this by placing office-specific equipment that will make you feel more like you’re at work. A good office chair, for example, will work wonders. A dedicated and clutter-free work table comes recommended too.

Listen to music

This can be very helpful since it helps stimulate your mind while you work. As for what type of music, play what you want or what helps you focus and enjoy at the same time.

Good lighting

It may not sound like much, but good lighting is important because natural light helps keep your mind and body awake, stopping you from feeling lazy and sleepy.

Work From Home COVID-19 Pandemic A new study released in April 2020 shows that only 34 percent of people in the U.S. can work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pixabay

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