Working From Home: Getting Your Morning Routine Right

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Working From Home: Getting Your Morning Routine Right
With more and more companies relying on remote work, people can easily stress and worry about changes to their usual work routines. Although it takes time to adjust, working from home offers many benefits that working in an office doesn't. Except for the lack of commute and the perks of location independence, everything boils down to one thing: the flexibility to set your schedule. 

Although this freedom proves to be precious, it can sometimes lead to a lack of routine, and without any kind of routine, the quality of your work can suffer. Establishing a good morning routine can result in improvements in productivity, strengthen your mental well-being, alleviate stress, and boost your physical health in general. According to a study from Virginia Commonwealth University, a consistent morning routine helps people fall asleep faster and helps them sleep more soundly.

If you're looking for inspiration to build new morning routines and get your day started in the best way possible, Thrive Global has these tips to get your day going when working from home.

Dress the same way you would if you were going to the office. 

One of the many benefits of working from home is being able to wear whatever you want - including your pajamas. However, one of the best morning routine hacks for remote workers is to get dressed in real clothes, as this immediately signals to yourself that you're in work mode. 

At the start of each day, make a list of the top three goals you want to accomplish that day. 

In the absence of your normal workplace routines, it’s easy to feel unfocused. Creating a list of the things you want to accomplish will give you a sense of clarity and structure you need. Plus, you’ll get great satisfaction from crossing those items off your list! 

Start each day with a quick gratitude exercise. 

Science shows that flexible workers experience greater gratitude, so, write down in your notebook one thing you’re thankful for today, whether it’s the chance to spend more time with family, the extra time saved from a commute, or the familiar view out your window. 

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