Home has now become a place of rest, relaxation, and work. More parents and students are choosing the option to complete school from the safety of their homes, virtually, opposed to going into class. Here are our tips to ensure your school day is productive from home.
Set Up A Space
It may be tempting to work from the comfort of your own bed, but that isn’t the best place to keep your mind alert. Try working in a space with a table or desk to help create a more in-school feel, and if possible make sure it isn’t in your bedroom. Remember to use this space only for school-work, this will help your brain associate the area with working.
Supplied & Ready
Be sure to have your school supplies ready and within reach. This will help when you are in the middle of a project, and need an item. Something that can break your productivity streak is searching your home for a highlighter!
Scents For Success
Did you know certain smells can help improve concentration? It’s true! Peppermint, cinnamon and rosemary are known for their stimulating properties, making them great additions to your work space. Try burning a soy-based scented candle, oil diffuser or naturally infused room spray to help you transform your space and improve productivity.
We believe in creating a space, but remember, when you are setting up your workstation, omit the clutter. Too many knick-knacks and personal items can turn your workspace into a mess. You may think this isn’t a big deal but it can affect your performance and your energy level. A cluttered space can cause feelings of anxiety and stress, try your best to keep your essential tools by your desk, and have other items stored away in a nearby location.
Keep It Clean
Just because you are learning from your home, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take an extra moment to keep it clean. After your school day, take a moment to wipe down your laptop and workstation with a natural disinfectant. We touch many surfaces a day, and taking the time to clean commonly touched areas can make a big difference.
How do you stay productive while learning from home?