Being able to work at home for the past two months so far has been great. I’m able to run my business entirely from my laptop.
It’s nice being able to make my own schedule and save on commuting costs. I also get to save time because I don’t have to commute.
Even though it sounds like a breeze to work from your home, sometimes your productively can decrease.
Here are my tips to increase your productively when working from home.
Have a good schedule.
Working from home is still WORK. Many people try to tell me otherwise, and it’s simply just not true. When working from home, there is a lot of flexibility, but sometimes that can be a self-employed person’s downfall.
Even though I can create my own schedule, I still find myself having a similar schedule each and every day. I prefer to work for a few hours very early in the morning (starting at around 5 a.m.) and then continuing later at night at around 8 p.m. This way I can do other things during the day.
You need to know when you work best. If you are not a morning person and you know for a fact that you could never get anything done, then maybe you should try to find a way to work during the night.
However, if your business requires you to interact with clients, you should try to make a schedule that fits your average customer best. If they are all on a different timezone, then you may want to adjust your schedule to something similar to theirs.
Have a designated office for yourself.
One thing that I still have not completed is making an awesome home office. We do have an office, but it’s not something that I particularly enjoy working in because it’s very boring and doesn’t motivate me to want to work.
Let others know that you are working.
Like I said earlier, when you tell people that you work from home, some tend to think that you are on a vacation. Of course you still love all of these wonderful people who just want to see you 🙂 , but you are still working.
I have heard of others who are constantly asked to run errands, watch children of others and so on because working from home to others may seem like you are taking the day off.
Take a break.
Sometimes I force myself to work but I never get anything done. Every now and then, you need a break. TAKE A BREAK!
Get rid of those time-suckers.
Working from home can make it very easy to procrastinate by grabbing something to eat, watch TV, and even to CLEAN. Maybe you are addicted to Facebook or some other social media website and you waste a lot of your time on there.
Leave your house every now and again.
Even though you are working from home, you do need to get out every now and then. You might have to switch up your workplace if working from home 24/7 is not working for you.
There are public workplaces, coffee shops, parks and so on.
Do you work from home? How do you try to be more productive?