25 Simple Strategies to Boost Productivity, Decrease Fatigue, and Empower Thinking

by Melanie Barrett

Book Cover: How to Make Working from Home - WORK
ISBN: 978-1-7774140-4-7

Has a transition to working from home left you feeling tired, stressed, and directionless in your work? Are you struggling to keep yourself motivated and productive during your day? Have you questioned whether working from home is right for you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to read this book!

How to Make Working from Home - WORK: 25 Simple strategies to Boost Productivity. Decrease Fatigue, and Empower Thinking is your straightforward guide to a calmer, happier, and ultimately more beneficial working from home experience.

Inside, you'll learn:

  • How four critical factors impact your personal work experience
  • How to implement practical steps to improve your work motivation, productivity, and happiness
  • How to create a long-range plan for continued work satisfaction
  • How to embrace your work life as an opportunity for empowerment

Working from home doesn't have to be a struggle. With the right mindset, strategies and plan, it can be exactly what you need.

Publisher: Marmalade Books


Working from home isn’t easy. It takes a great deal of self-awareness, discipline, and drive. For some people, working from home comes quite naturally and they love it, but for many of us, the shift to working from home is a bigger challenge than we could have imagined.

If the 2020 global pandemic threw you into this situation, your first reaction might have been optimistic excitement. And why wouldn’t it be? No commute. Sleeping later. Staying in weekend clothes all day. Fantastic! As the daily reality of finding a balance between work and home life set in, you likely found yourself feeling the weight of trying to manage being productive with the fatigue that comes from juggling distractions, interruptions, and time.


I have had so many people ask me how I do it. How do I manage getting my job done at home and still find the time and energy to live my life? My simple answer is, practice. I’ve been working from home during evenings and weekends for over 20 years! …

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how to work from home effectively and efficiently. That doesn’t mean that it is easy. Every day is a new challenge, … What has helped me adjust are a number of behaviours and techniques that I have learned and implemented in my life over the past few decades. These strategies help to keep me focused, productive, energized, and feeling empowered in my professional life.


About the Author

Melanie has been a successful and influential Secondary School Teacher for over twenty years. In that time, she has supported 1000’s of students and 100’s of colleagues in developing their motivation and productivity skills. She has a passion for helping people become their best selves and she loves sharing positive ways to improve personal mindset. She lives near the lake in Toronto with her spouse and their loving and brilliant dog. She continues to be a work in progress, and she likes it that way.