Our homes have become increasingly more important throughout the entirety of quarantine. Between online learning, working from home, and finding new hobbies to do within your living space, we have spent quite a bit of time enjoying our home base. The issue that comes along with this new reality is separating ourselves from the comfort of our bedrooms and an environment that encourages us to stay productive.
On the other hand, COVID-19 has given us a unique opportunity to really optimize these spaces and encourage us to invest in ourselves and families. Shockingly, we spend about 90% of our time indoors, which has only increased with quarantine restrictions. As hard as it is to find that balance, success is attainable with just a little bit of effort and paying attention to the details! Keep reading for some solutions on how to best provide a climate that assists in your children’s learning as well as your own success.
Use phone applications
Mobile apps can help you perform at your peak and establish healthy habits. Between calendar apps and online delivery services there are many ways to utilize mobile tech to improve and increase your productivity. Naturally, when electing for the speed delivery brings, you automatically think of food or clothing delivery. However, there are so many other items you can have delivered that assist you in everyday chores.
For example: your everyday home essentials products. These items help you stick to productive routines while taking care of your home, your health and your family. And the fact that you can place an online order to get home and cleaning supplies delivered (often within the hour) is a huge win and can speed along necessary to-do’s you need to complete.
Additionally, eliminating the need to go to the store allows you more time to spend actually cleaning and improving the space. Your children will have an opportunity to help you out, too! Once your shopper drops your supplies at your door, you have the flexibility to continue working and delegate chores to them.
Organize your work space
Decluttering is imperative to productivity. Your environment directly impacts your wellbeing. When you feel good your work comes out better and you are in a better mindset to tackle your everyday responsibilities. Start off by getting the correct supplies you’ll need to organize this space. It could be a filing cabinet, charging station, bins for desk accessories, or even a new laptop case that gives your desk some structure to it.
Don’t forget desk top organizers! They are an efficient way to give your miscellaneous items a home while still being able to see the materials. Naturally, when items are stored in drawers, it can be difficult to locate them. Therefore when in a rush, drawers will become an unforeseen obstacle.
Similarly, you could also invest in clear storage bins. If your office is in a shared living area, consider assigning a bin to each family member! This way, you can see into each bin and are able to swiftly grab any materials needed for a task. Give your family the option to choose their favorite storage solution. With their input you will find what works best for your style, and see success sooner.
Take breaks throughout the day
Last but certainly not least, get some fresh air. Everyone needs a break to be fully connected with their tasks at hand. This goes for the whole family! Think about going for a family walk or encourage your kids to go for a quick bike ride at lunch. Any little outdoor activity will do more than you think to your productivity.
If going outside isn’t realistic for your family, there are still ways to get a useful break in. Think about doing a small craft. It can even be as small as doodling on a blank page for 10 minutes! If you do have more time, let your creative juices flow. Being productive in a creative setting will overflow into other areas of your life. Search for a small holiday craft, and decorate your home at the same time!
Whatever you choose to focus on, set a good example for your kids and show them how to create a space worth living in. With the amount of time we utilize our homes, it won’t be time wasted.
Comment below with go-to productivity hacks you have tried and found successful in creating a successful home.