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Stay Motivated While Remote Working

Staying motivated whilst remote working can be difficult for many. Our Level 3 Year 1 Childcare students have been discussing how to keep motivated during their time at home to ensure productivity is maintained. As part of their new “Motivate Me” unit, the class has put together these helpful ideas so that we can all make the most of our day. 

  • Work at a table or in a room with another family member so that you both keep each other in “work mode”.
  • Get up at the same time each morning and go to bed at the same time each night to keep to a regular daily routine.
  • Work for 2 or 3 hours over the day in a dedicated and focused manner rather than think you have to work for 6 or 7 hours a day: work smarter, not longer.
  • Organise your work space so it is tidy and so that it helps you focus on the task at hand.
  • Organise your workload so that you can focus on one task at a time – you can only do one thing at a time!
  • It always makes work easier if your paperwork is in order. Organise your files or piles of paper into their relevant units and put them in a folder or fold a sheet of paper around the bundle. On the top of the bundle, add a note saying what unit it is, what the hand in date is, what you have done so far and what you still need to do.
  • Give yourself breaks away from your work area.
  • Do something completely unrelated to your work when you take a break: paint, draw, dance, play music, knit, jog. Doing something physical or creative takes your mind away from work and allows you to come back refreshed.
  • Make sure you have all your things ready when you sit down to work: stationery, cup of tea, phone out of reach, textbook, notes and so on. Set the timer for 45 min and give the work your full attention for that time. Do this 4 times a day and before you know it, you have done 3 focused hours of work!
  • Try to spend some time outside everyday, whether it is going for a walk to being in the garden if you have one.
  • Eat healthy foods to keep yourself healthy and feeling good.

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