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Last Updated on by Noni May
Many of us have thought about working from home for a long time before taking the plunge. And having a productive way of doing things, is essential when you work from home. But it is one of the things that many of us self-employed people struggle with. Unfortunately, many of us find it difficult to reduce distractions, and this is a common theme. Not only this but there is nobody to really show us what to do when we become self-employed and work from home. So here are some ideas on how you can work from home, and still be productive at the same time.
Would you send instructions for yourself is one of the best ways to ensure that you aren’t losing time on your productivity. Many of us find that we can lose time getting distracted online, or with things that are happening outside our homes. Unfortunately, when we work from home there is an element of taking care of the home whilst we are there. So ensuring that everything is in order, and all household jobs are done before you start work can be greatly beneficial to you. It’s essential that you create a space for yourself to work, and reduce as many distractions as possible in this area. If you’re lucky enough to have an office space then you can quite easily arrange for this space to be least distracting. This means shutting the door and making sure that nobody can interact.
Making sure that you have everything that you need to be productive during the day, such as drinks, food, and music that motivate you. Making sure your supplies are stocked up by visiting the shop, The Vape Mall, and that you have your playlist ready before you start work, is also a wonderful idea. Being prepared is one of the ways you can improve your chances of success. Preparing yourself, for your day ahead is always a good idea. This even comes down to having a chair and table that is comfortable for you and that your workstation is healthy and comfortable for whatever you need it to do.
It’s all too easy to procrastinate when you work from home and nobody is watching you and what you’re doing. So being strict with yourself is important. Setting a schedule is for yourself and making sure that you have plenty of time is and alarms for your work time can be useful. This is a personal thing, and some of us are better at this than others. Some of us need a timer to help us 10 hour days into segments. And some of us need to just get our hair down and carry on working. But whatever you do make sure that you are feeling with yourself, and you are not as distractible as you could be.
Following these guidelines, you should be able to get your work done, and still have time for yourself at the end of the day. Being self-employed can quite easily eat into your own time, but being firm about your boundaries, and setting yourself specific tasks and timelines can be very beneficial.