Some days it’s hard to keep motivated when you work at home. There’s no boss watching from his office and no immediate repercussions if you goof off and play Candy Crush, instead of getting on with your work.
Here are some ideas to get you going:
- 1. Plan your day in advance the night before. Start with what is most valuable to your business, what will forward your work the most. List everything you want to do that day and write a 1, 2, or 3 beside each tasks. The 1’s are the projects you must work on today. The 2’s are things that you’d like to get started on if possible and the 3’s are things that could wait until next week, if needs be. Don’t fall into the easy trap of being busy at low-value tasks.
Working from home can be both a blessing and a curse. Yes you get some personal freedom, the choice of what hours to work. But here is often a lack of social interaction, and that’s something that I can struggle with. No more morning meetings, no chats whilst making the coffee, no lunches in the kitchen or nights out with your colleagues. Whilst many people can cope with this solitude, even introverts can get lonely. For the good of your health and sanity, it’s important to have social ties. If you have trouble overcoming loneliness when you work from home, read on for ten ways that may help you.
Working at home
So how do you overcome the isolation of working from home? Here are the ten tips.
It’s all very well deciding that you are going to setup your own business working from home. But as well as having the business knowledge and ideas of how you are going to earn a living, you also need the tools to run your business.
Putting together a home office can be costly. But, you need the right equipment to get your business up and running. And as you are starting up, funds may be tight to begin with. So how do you create a workable office with a limited budget?
When I’m working on my business I often find that no matter how hard I work, there’s always something lurking just around the corner vying for my attention. No matter what plans we have we can all do with tips to reduce distractions.
One moment I’ll be sewing away, an hour later I will have had several calls from clients, deliveries from suppliers, Facebook enquiries and a message from Paul seeing how my morning is going. All of these are important, but they can scupper my plans for the day somewhat.