Working From Home Life – How To Stay Creative In These Surreal Times

  • 3 weeks ago
  • 8 Minutes to Read
  • 3 Videos

We’re currently living through pretty surreal times, whether you’re working from home or just spending more time inside, we know things can seem pretty tough. However, we also know that with all this time spent at home, we’ve got an incredible opportunity to re-assess, to re-learn and to re-set. 

So, you’ve set up your home office, stocked up on games and ensured you’ve got enough Yorkshire Tea to see you through, but have you thought about keeping your creative juices flowing? For us, our office is our creative hub. We’ll regularly break from work and brainstorm and we know this isn’t so easy to do when you’re connected by Zoom.

That’s why we’ve put together some epic ways you can stay motivated and stay creative throughout these uncertain times…

Learn a language 

Aprender un idioma es genial para tu cerebro

Whether you’re looking to smash some Spanish or get fluent in French, time at home is the perfect chance to learn. Leaning a language can actually increase the size of your brain, it can also enhance your thinking skills and help improve your memory. Epic, right? And what better time to learn than now! 

Check out Duolingo, Memrise and Busuu – and let’s see those brains grow in size! 

Learn a new skill

Have you always wanted to learn CAD, Indesign or even improve your public speaking? With literally the digital world at our fingertips, there’s never been an easier time to enhance your skills. We’re huge fans of using Udemy to expand our knowledge and with thousands of awesome online courses, you can learn new skills from the comfort of your sofa. Great! Also, why not check out courses like Facebook Blueprint or Google Digital Garage

^ This is Sam our epic photographer and all-round good guy.

Get Inspired 

We know being at home can seem boring, and staring at the same four walls can leave you feeling pretty uninspired. So why not jump into TED Talks to get you feeling stoked. With thousands to sift through, we’re certain you’ll find heaps of videos that will get you motivated. 

Also, try shutting the laptop and picking up some inspiring books – our personal faves are:

  • This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein 
  • How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything – Mike Berners-Lee
  • Turning The Tide on Plastic –  Lucy Siegle
  • The Do Book series 
  • This Is Not A Drill – Extinction Rebellion

 

Get Drawing 

When’s the last time you shut your laptop or turned off your phone and put pen to paper? With modern technology distracting us and consuming our days, going back to basics can be so beneficial. Not only does drawing help you feel great, but it also helps stir up inspiration and opens up your imagination. There are so many awesome YouTube videos to help you get started, like this one, full of tips to start your sketching journey! 

 

 

Learn an instrument

There may not be a better time to pick up that dusty guitar or tune-up that trumpet. Spending more time at home is the ideal time to learn a new instrument, or pick up where you left off. With the awful news that gigs and festivals are being cancelled, many artists are turning to online tutorials to fill their time. Check out these awesome lessons from the LEGEND Nick Mulvey or check out YouTube for some amazing free lessons. 

 

Get Fit

We know that being inside sucks when it comes to your fitness. We’re runners, climbers and cyclists and with our gyms closing and climbing centres struggling, it can seem like pretty bleak times. Yet, there’s an abundance of articles, live streams and videos from fitness trainers and brands to help you stay fit and healthy in these hard times. Just check out our friends at Vivo Life who’re hosting at-home workouts and sharing top tips to help you stay on top of your game!

 

So while we know times can seem pretty difficult at the moment, we want you guys to stay inspired. Reach out to your friends and family, reconnect with your community and use this time to reflect on your self. But most importantly, stay creative.

We’d love to hear any other ways you’re keeping yourself stoked while WFH – get in touch with us on socials to share your ideas and sign up to our newsletter for more epic vibes! 

InstagramFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

In the meantime, here’s a little message from Joss.

Written by
Enviral