Working from home can be super difficult. And we’re not just talking about finding the right kind of work to do. It’s hard to get into a routine and adhere to a habit of being effective while not on a formal clock. It’s complicated, but it can be done.
Check these tips for keeping a tight ship in your own home office.
#1 – Keep a schedule of what you need to do and when. Work from 1-4 am and after 2 to 5 pm the next day. That will end up killing faster than the cigarette. Instead use a better schedule.
Also determine when it is you do your best work, such as in the morning or at night. Remember you now live in your office. It is very likely that your hobby is your job now, so do not worry if you end up working all day.
#2 – Get your family on board. I you live with your mother, let him know you need concentration, which is not interrupt you during your working hours. Same if you live with your girlfriend or boyfriend. Ask him understanding and support.
It’s like teamwork. Check out more you can do. There is always something outstanding. Think about the things that they can do when they are involved in the process.
#3 – Don’t forget to leave the work at work when you are not on the clock. Meet with your professional obligations first and then help family and friends. Being at home does not mean that you have nothing better to do than 24 hours telephone support from family and friends.
#4 – Lastly, don’t be afraid to take time off. This can include weekends. Avoid unnecessary travel and one of the most common reasons is the high competitiveness in offices, forcing many to work overtime at home either at night or on weekends, all this effort that is so unnecessary.
Just like in the real work world, you have to set priorities. This means putting your family before your work even when you are working at home. The balance you seek will be the rewards that you will obtain.