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Staying Motivated at Home

Account Associate, Tessa Rossetti

Making the transition to online classes can make it difficult to stay productive and on task. There can be a lot of distractions with parents around and the temptation to give up and binge watch Netflix. However, by following some helpful tips, working from home can be a lot easier.

  1. Make a schedule

Planning out your day and week is a great tool to help keep on top of your assignments. Sticking to a schedule provides a sense of structure and normalcy, and there’s a sense of accomplishment to be felt by crossing off every completed task. It’s a great time to purchase a planner and develop organizational skills that can greatly assist you in the future.

2. Take breaks

Contrary to popular belief, taking breaks is essential to productivity. You can only complete so much before you get burnt out. Every once in a while when you feel yourself going stir crazy, take a quick walk outside and get some fresh air. Getting a snack or going on FaceTime with a friend can be a helpful distraction that can make you refreshed and ready to get back to work as well.

3. Get dressed

As simple as this may seem, getting out of your pajamas and dressing for the day can make a world of a difference. It’s true that how you look is how feel, so throwing on a casual outfit can make you ready to jump off the couch and into your work. Feeling good about yourself is the key to being productive.

4. Set up an office space

Having an organized and functional space to do school work is a better option than laying in bed or on the couch. When you’re in bed, there’s a better chance of an afternoon nap rather than a successful study session. Have some fun with it by adding picture frames or some potted plants on your desk.

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