Since the pandemic began in 2020, many Americans have switched to working from home permanently. This move has caused some changes in our lifestyles whether we like it or not. In this blog, I would like to share a few tips for those working from home and looking for ways to increase their creativity.
1. Create a routine.
First, develop good routines and stick to them. It will help train your mind to be creative when it's time to work. Recreate and, when possible, maintain the habits. A schedule or routine is probably the most important activity we can implement to boost our creativity.
2. Work Out.
Morning exercising can impact the productivity and creativity of your day. It helps energize both your body and mind. So, whenever you feel stuck, try moving your body more: doing some pushups, running outside or on a treadmill, or doing some pilates. Even dancing could help as long as you feel comfortable and happy.
3. Create a Beautiful Office Space.
Create a beautiful and personalized office space that inspires you. Surround yourself with decor that makes you happy and allows your creativity to flow. Add greenery. Place a fur rug underneath your feet. Hang an inspiration quote. Get a cozy throw blanket to keep you warm. And, always have plenty of water nearby.
4. Take a Nap.
Surprisingly, this works for many people, especially when they are stressed and feel unproductive. Take a nap if you can. It may help you feel refreshed and ready to complete your work. However, we understand that it might not work for everyone. But, it is worth a try!
5. Collaborate with Your Peers.
One downside of working from home is that it can be hard to communicate efficiently with your coworkers. When you have a project to complete and a deadline to meet, it can be overwhelming on your own. So, don't be afraid to ask for help when you feel stuck. Collaborating with others can help you see things from a different perspective and come up with better ideas.
6. Work from Outside Your Home.
Lastly, if you're feeling not productive, leave home and take a walk. Change can sometimes be the spark that you need to jump-start your creativity. You can also consider working from your backyard, balcony, front porch, a nearby park, or a coffee shop.
By following these simple tips, I hope you can tap into your creativity easily and set yourself up for great success.