Raven Magwood is a dynamic writer, motivational speaker, and filmmaker. While still in her twenties, she has dedicated her life to inspiring others to be their best selves all over the world.
After publishing her first book at the age of twelve, Raven was asked to give a keynote speech for Stedman Graham at an educational conference in Charlotte, NC. She realized she wanted to continue empowering others on a larger scale.
Raven has traveled across the country since her first presentation, providing people with the resources they need to reach their full potential. She is known as a success expert, and she frequently employs personal anecdotes to teach others how to achieve their goals. She has worked with thousands of students, teachers, CEOs, business executives, youth activists, and other professionals.
Raven gives critical details on how she stayed busy and functional during the pandemic while speaking with us. A perception of unproductivity and idleness developed among a number of people during the pandemic. As a result, Raven discusses several key points about how she was able to maximize her potential during these circumstances:
1. Develop good self-care habits
Taking care of yourself both physically and psychologically will not only keep you healthy but will also help you as you work towards your goals. It will be easier to keep a positive mindset and stick to a consistent regimen when you are taking care of yourself. When you work or study from home on a daily basis, one of the most important things you can do to be productive is to act as if you were still going to class or the office. This means fighting the urge to spend the entire day in your pajamas. Instead, wake up at your regular hour, shower, and get dressed.
2. Begin the day with a family or house meeting
Do you have to share a space with relatives or roommates? Organize your schedules to ensure that you have access to the resources you need to complete your tasks and to avoid scheduling conflicts.
A daily breakfast meeting is an excellent way to communicate day-to-day goals and manage everyone’s expectations. If you have children at home, make sure to include their timetable in the family meeting. This will allow you to have the needed quiet time while still giving structure to your children’s routine.
3. Create a separate workspace
Establish a home office, if you can, where you may “go to work” as if you were going to the workplace, library, or coffee shop. This doesn’t have to be a separate room or anything extravagant. It’s just a space that is specifically designated for you to work.
In addition to being quiet and distraction-free, a designated location may help build structure and rhythm, which is important for remaining productive and creative. Of course, dedicating a complete space to an office isn’t always practical. However, you must resist the desire to complete all of your jobs from your sofa or bed.