How to keep your focus and stay motivated- while working from home


I get this question a lot:
“Jenny you work from home and seem to be obessed with TV, how do you stay focused on work and stop yourself from watching 10 episodes of something?”

This is the hardest part about working from home. Getting yourself motivated and staying there.  I´ll tell you it ain´t easy.
I´ve read everything google has to offer on this subject. I´ve pulled my hair in frustration trying to overcome all the temptaions in my house (snacks, Jens, TV). Never have I found a plan that I can stick to.
Until now. Two simple rules that actually do help me. If I don´t follow these two steps you´ll find me covered in cookie crumbs on the couch watching some random polygamist show on TLC.



Two small steps- so simple yet genius:

1. Put your big girl bra on!
If I´m not wearing a brassiere, I might as well go back to bed. Nothing has a more lazyfying effect on me. It makes me speak and move slower. Hours will pass of me doing nothing if I don´t have the proper support.

If I´m lucky I´ll snap out of it long enough to convince myself to go search for a bra, but if I´m not so lucky you´ll find me staring into the fridge for hours, mumbling to myself “How can there be nothing to snack on?!”.
I wont get anything done, so this is a task I need to do before my first cup of coffee.



2. Wear shoes!
Here in Sweden people usually don´t wear shoes indoors, but I love to. Even though I don´t have to leave my house in the morning I always put my shoes on after I´ve had my first cup of coffee. It motivates me and makes me feel like a grown up.

A bonus is that I don´t feel comfortable putting my shoes up on the couch so this will prevent me from ending up there.
So lace em up and tie a pretty little bow and get to work.


Now all I can say is Good Luck!
I hope this will help you.




Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

isabelle mcallister
April 15, 2015 at 13:24

Alltså bästa inlägget ever puss!

Jenny Brandt
April 15, 2015 at 14:27
– In reply to: isabelle mcallister

Du är för gullig

April 15, 2015 at 13:35

Jag har redan anammat, bh:n är på och skorna med :)

Jenny Brandt
April 15, 2015 at 14:27
– In reply to: kollijoxarn

Låter bra! Vi måste hjälpas åt vi hemma-katter.

April 15, 2015 at 15:18

Körde precis lika-samma när jag jobbade hemifrån. Pluss en snygg trikåklänning som var lika skön som myskläder men som hade kunnat funka som klädsel också på ett kontor (har den numera ibland till kontoret och känner varje gång att jag lurar systemet som går i nattlinne, typ..!) Också frukost + dusch! Om jag skulle försöka vara effektiv och bara gå upp på morgonen och sätta igång och jobba utan morgonrutin på hygien, mat och klädsel spårade det ur direkt..

Jenny Brandt
April 15, 2015 at 15:34
– In reply to: M

Älskar detta M! Ska köpa en sån klänning.

April 15, 2015 at 16:07

Haha vad kul. Inga skor här, men likväl en dusch och deo.

Jenny Brandt
April 17, 2015 at 18:40
– In reply to: Kicki

Nej just det du är inte så mkt för skor inne. Men deo e bra!

Jessica Jørgensen
April 15, 2015 at 22:03

Love it! Wise, practical words that left me smiling. Thanks (-:

Jenny Brandt
April 17, 2015 at 18:39
– In reply to: Jessica Jørgensen

Thanks Jessica for commenting. It makes me happy.

April 15, 2015 at 22:11

Hej Jenny! I love this subject, I also work from home. Mine is wearing jeans or some sort of “proper pants”. If I’m wearing sweat pants I’m totally gravitating towards the couch and I’m also thinking slower. Wish you good working in your new studio!

Jenny Brandt
April 17, 2015 at 18:39
– In reply to: Katarina

Hah Katarina thank you. So glad to hear I’m not alone.

April 16, 2015 at 18:47

apart from being plain funny, these are truly the BEST two tips out there!
and i’m gonna try your bra-putting technique – it’s very european ;)))

April 17, 2015 at 20:38

Det där med bh – precis samma för mig, har alltid varit. Spot on.

April 18, 2015 at 18:40

These tips are so simple and soooooo good!!! thank you…just what I needed when I needed it xx.

April 22, 2015 at 13:39

I smile so much for this tips :D They are great :)

Jenny Brandt
April 24, 2015 at 10:07
– In reply to: automatyka_domowa

Glad you liked it.

September 29, 2015 at 11:49

I got these tips from you a while ago…
(I always wear a bra.)
But the best tip is the shoes. I’ve been putting them on since you told me that is works beter at home.
Wishin’ you a very nice day!
Marie x

Jenny Brandt
September 29, 2015 at 16:32
– In reply to: Marie

Oh Marie!
I love hearing this.