Workers of all professions occasionally get the blahs. Maybe you just started the day on the wrong side of the bed, you feel uninspired or just unfocused. It happens. But with creative professionals, these days are extra bad, happen more often if you don’t know how to combat it, and can have a more serious negative impact on your work. That’s why it’s important for anyone who works from home, works in an artistic field, or has some other non-traditional job to keep a strict daily routine. If you find yourself in a bit of a productivity slump, check out these tips from Meredith Lepore at Levo for things you can do to give yourself a little boost:
-Make lists, but get creative: vary the format, start in the center of the page and branch outward, create thought bubbles and venn diagrams to stimulate your brain and help you think outside the box.
-Smell flowers when you wake up- seeing bright colors in the morning lifts your energy.
-Take a walk in the park- strolling through a nature setting shows a 20% improvement in attention and focus tests.