Whether you set your own schedule or have specific hours to work, creating a routine can help you manage your time and focus better on your work.
This may include taking a walk before you start working, taking a few moments to stretch, and/or enjoying a coffee or tea at the start of your day.
This may include putting your work material away and out of sight, taking an evening walk, and/or lighting a candle.
Waking up at the same time every day can give you enough time to prepare for your workday. What time you opt to wake up may depend on how much time you need to warm up in the morning.
Taking lunch at a similar time every day can give you a much-needed break and offers you time to refuel before getting back to work. Be sure to fully unplug during your lunchtime so you can enjoy your break.
This may mean walking around your home, heading outside for a quick walk, or doing some stretches during your breaks.
If weather permits, try to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. This can re-energize you. You may also consider engaging in a breathing exercise while outside.
If you have the ability to decide which projects or tasks to complete, consider doing the most difficult ones first to reduce potentially feeling overwhelmed later on in the day.
If you want a little extra boost for time tracking and organization, consider using time management apps.