Working from Home
Are you working from home and feeling happy about the choices you have made or are you finding it a short road to hell?
Many people think that working at home is going to be the answer to all their problems and it will give them the lifestyle they are looking for.
Sadly though, this is often not the case.
For some people working from home is a distraction-filled nightmare and they need to make changes so that their business stays alive.
Don’t get me wrong – there are some who make working from home AMAZING and it becomes everything they dreamed of and more.
If you are struggling here are some tips:
Set daily tasks with time limits to achieve them – this can help if your self-discipline is not that great.
Go to the home office – like you would go to work, go to the office. Have a time frame with tea breaks and don’t get distracted and start folding the washing.
Getting sick of yourself – Wherever you go, you are always there. If this is an issue for you and you are far more used to being in an environment where you can bounce ideas around, you need to make a change. Perhaps regular networking or you need to be part of a shared type of office space.
Cabin fever – You never actually see the light of day, then again networking will help both you and your business. Or you may need to look at a shared space, even one day per week.
Blurred boundaries – Your friends and family pop in during your work hours. To fix this, you need to advise people that you are unavailable during certain hours, or not answer the door should they arrive? It is important that both you and your loved ones treat your business as a business and not a hobby. If treated as a hobby, it will always be just that – a hobby.
Finally – Know yourself, some of us need to be in an office space away from the home as it just works better and makes us more successful. I applaud the people who can make their working at home successful. Ultimately it is whatever is going to be best for both you and your business and the success of both.
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