• Ellie

How to be productive from your front room

Whatever your situation and wherever you are in the world right now, there’s a chance that over the coming months you’ll be spending less time on your commute or socialising out and about and more time indoors, whether you’re working or resting.

If you’re working from home, try to create clear lines in your day which split your time between work and play. All well-versed home workers know that routine is the key to success and keeping you both sane and productive, so focus on keeping structure in your environment.

Where possible, allocate different roles to different spaces too - work outside your bedroom and eat in your kitchen or at a table, rather than the sofa. You’ll feel more clarity on what you’re doing where and when.

If you aren’t naturally a stay at home person, here are 20 ways you can make the most of your time indoors:

  • Declutter and organise your home

  • Write a book list and read as many as you can

  • Immerse yourself listening to an audiobook

  • Learn a new skill online (language, design, arts & crafts - everything is possible!)

  • Start journaling daily

  • Learn to cook a new dish or bake something delicious

  • Set up & start a blog about your favourite things

  • Research a dream business idea

  • Join an online community (I’d recommend The Digital Doers)

  • If you own a business, carry out market research online or on the phone

  • Grow your virtual network through online coffee dates

  • Set your goals for the next 3, 6 or 12 months

  • Practice mindfulness daily

  • Look for opportunities to volunteer virtually (lending design skills, for example)

  • Call your family and friends to catch up

  • Review your bank statement & look for any unused charges

  • Binge an edge-of-your-seat podcast series

  • Complete a challenging jigsaw puzzle

  • Put on your favourite album and dance around your home

  • Complete a YouTube yoga session in your living room

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