Don’t we all enjoy a little couch and TV time? Of course we do! But if you’re like us, there are some days when it can be reeeeeeeeeally hard to get off the couch and actually get some work done (one of the risks of working from home).

On the couch

To help with motivation and focus in the new year (it’s still new…right?), consider incorporating the following tips into your routine:

  1. Keeping your environment clean and organized will save you time looking for things and let you concentrate on important tasks.
  2. Making a daily to-do list will help you visualize and prioritize what you have to do. It will also keep you focused on what you need to do THAT day only, instead of getting overwhelmed and giving up before you start.
  3. Avoiding distractions lets you finish faster. Putting the phone on silent, avoiding social media, and turning off the TV are important for maintaining focus.
  4. Saying no to multitasking is crucial. Multitasking hinders your performance by making you not only less efficient but also more likely to make a mistake.
  5. Staying active can make you feel happier in your daily life, due to the endorphin release. This creates a positive cycle and helps give you the energy you need to get off that couch!
  6. Rewarding your effort helps keep you motivated, so don’t feel guilty about giving yourself a little treat when you get things done. Yes, pretty much like rewarding a dog after a trick. 😂 Another idea for a reward: booking a massage.  Just sayin’. 😉


Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started! But once you get the ball rolling, it often creates a domino effect that pushes you into productiveness. And remember to reward yourself…

Let’s break the procrastination cycle and check things off your to-do list this week. KEEP-IT-MOVING! 😁