Oh, that home-office life. It’s widely glorified on social media and craved for by goal diggers still plowing away at their 9-5. The opportunity to be able to just work from bed in the comfort of your pj’s and decide your own hours is something so many creatives desire. However, once you’re working from home day in and day out, that desirable home-office life can (on some days) become a little stale. Spending your days staring at your computer while you edit and tackling projects can become a little daunting, and you may even find yourself wishing for a change of pace just to switch things up. If that’s you, then I’m sharing some of the ways I break up my work days to keep things productive and enjoyable. All day, every day.
Fact: drinking water can result in a 14% increase in productivity.
There’s a noticeable difference when you’re hydrated. You think clearer, you’re more energized, and you’re in a better mood. It’s well worth it to get in those eight glasses of water a day.
Listen to a Good Playlist
Alright, I gotchu on this one. Finding a good playlist can be difficult, but I went ahead and created one for you!
Schedule Work Dates with Other Creatives
Connection is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other in life. In my opinion. Reach out to local creatives and see if they’d like to get together for a work date. If coffee shops aren’t in your budget this month, you can take turns visiting each other’s homes. Jam out to music and brainstorm with each other on upcoming tasks + projects. You’ll be inspired, experience bursts of productivity, and grow closer in your friendship.
Set Rewards for Yourself
Remember how in college, we gave ourselves incentives in order to accomplish the studying we needed to? Sometimes you have to do that in business, too. It can be as simple as wanting to watch a YouTube video. You have to finish that batch of editing first, before you can watch the video. Motivation at it’s finest.
Find Hobbies for Yourself
Maybe it’s just me, but for the longest time I didn’t really think I needed a hobby since I’m a photographer. My work was also my hobby. Right? Wrong.
I’ve learned that adding something else into the mix can do wonders for your mind + mood. For me, it’s become reading. I love to read! Two other hobbies I’m working on developing are yoga and cooking. I love both of them, and feel so much more refreshed + balanced when I participate in either.
If you’re in need of some additional tips and tricks, or just need someone to talk to, you know how to reach me. (If you don’t know how to reach me, send me an email at JoelleElizabethPhotography@gmail.com). Working from home can be so so nice, sometimes it just takes some switch-a-roo’s to keep it fun!
Joelle also wrote about shooting in the Golden Hour! Be sure to check it out!