A recent article, 6 Tips For Work-At-Home Success by Megan Totka, agrees that working at home as far surpassed novelty status. Working at home is conducive to most companies and technology has made it possible for small business owners to grow more rapidly. Although working at home is convenient and comfortable, it requires the same discipline and professionalism of an office job. It’s important to make sure you are not working too much or too little.
Here are some tips to help you stay productive, while enjoying the benefits of working from home.
- Elect a workspace
If you don’t have an entire office at home, find a specific area that you can transform into your work space. It’s important to have a desk where you can work and keep all your business supplies and documents together. Having a designated work place will help you keep a balance between your work hours and home life.
- Establish a schedule
Set specific times of the day when you will work, take breaks, and be completely “off the clock.” Follow your daily work schedule as much as possible in order to get your work done and have some spare time at the end of the day for yourself.
- Be in work mode
Wake up on a schedule, take your meal, and go to your workspace. Setting up a routine before you start your work will help get you into an efficient and productive mode.
- Don’t isolate yourself
Find networking opportunities that allow you to meet with other people. Working at home is convenient, but should never entirely replace in-person contact.
Take some breaks and relax from your work throughout the day. Also, schedule a vacation at least once a year to get recharged and prepared for the next big project.
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