|I am a list writer. Every day I write down a list of tasks I want to accomplish, ranging from chores, to blogging activities, to fun activities like going for a walk with a friend. I'm not sure if list writing is genetic, but my entire family is the same way. We love to write things down and cross them off!
|Most of us have been staying at home a lot more recently, given the circumstances. For myself, I would classify myself as mostly introverted meaning I am okay to spend time by myself, doing individual activities like blogging or reading. I am completely okay spending a lot of time inside and tend to keep myself busy. However, I also enjoy being in surroundings that are calm and personalized with items that have meaning to me.
|Although physical distancing measures appear to be easing for the time being, and with them the “stay indoors” slogan that’s predominated the last few months, chances are you’ll be spending more time inside than a normal summer. That doesn’t mean you should let your guard down, though.
|Working from home may host quite a few alluring perks, although, some of the downfalls are equally as notable. While remote workers avoid rush hour traffic stress and enjoy the comfort of their homes, keeping productivity and self-motivation up can be quite a challenge. No longer having the structure of a regular office job can play a massive role in reduced productivity as several home influences may enhance comfort a bit too much.
|Working from home can be great—you get to spend more time with your family and work comfortably from your favorite spot in the house. However, it can be challenging to keep the productivity level at a maximum, if you don’t create an efficient work routine.
|One change I have noticed since staying at home a lot more in the past month is that I am constantly looking around my home and thinking of ideas to create a cozier, more inviting space. I find myself asking "How can I update this space to reflect an environment that encourages self-care and peacefulness but with a minimal budget?".
|We're living in a scary and unfamiliar time. There are many people who haven't seen their family members and friends in weeks. Millions of people are struggling to find their new normal while working from home. And for some, staying home isn't an option.
|It can be common for the end of the year to bring about reflection from the previous 365 days with thoughts about what you have been able to accomplish, the best and worst moments you experienced, and possibly even some regrets or sadness. Yet, almost instantaneously, your mindset can shift to the new year filled with possibilities and new goals to set.
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