Getting the time you’d otherwise have spent in public transportation or the car if you had to travel is one of the most significant benefits to WFH, and here is how to make the most out of that commute time.
If you are working from home after working in an office, you have probably already made changes to your workflow.
Do some exercise
Exercising in the morning is a great way to start your day; it diminishes stress and helps you get a good night’s sleep the next day.
Since you are skipping your commute, you can also use that time to go outside and get some sunshine, substituting the time in public transportation or the car with a healthier alternative, without the stress of coming in late.
Cook a homemade breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and having an excellent homemade breakfast beats anything you can get on the go.
Another benefit of cooking is that it allows you to be present and mindful, and it’s an excellent way to ease into daily activities.
Plan out your day
Visualize how your day will go and start planning. It’s better to know how things will go than to go with the flow and act on impulse. When you sit down and see your day, you feel calmer and realize there isn’t that much to stress over.
For example, you can
- Brainstorm a quick to-do list.
- Divide your task list between Work and Life.
- Identify two things that have to be done today.
We have made an entire article about Gratitude, but the gist of it is that you should consciously practice a little gratitude.
And what better time is there than early in the morning when the sun is rising and it’s tranquil.
Think of the people around you that keep you going, identify them, and be grateful for them, but also be thankful for yourself and the life and career you are building for yourself.
While doing all of the above, play some of your favorite songs; they will boost your mood and reduce anxiety. Above all, it will just put you in the right mindset for the day.