Working from home comes with so many different benefits. It helps you save money and spend quality time with your family. It helps you relax because you don’t have to follow strict timings and therefore, you don’t have to rush early in the morning every single day. For any and all communication, you can use the Internet and the many free tools it offers.
However, every coin has two sides. With the good comes the bad. There are a few challenges that working from home brings with it. Distraction is one of them.
Here are a few excellent tips to help you tackle some issues and to get more done from home:
Before going to sleep or as soon as your day starts, you should plan for the entire day. Write down the tasks you should accomplish that day and make sure you accomplish each of them without fail regardless of the number of times you are interrupted.
You are staying at home, yes, but it is a good idea to dress up so that you get the ‘feel’ of the office. You will feel formal and more focused on your task. You will automatically work better.
Find a Third Place
Working from home shouldn’t be taken too literally. Sometimes it is okay to get outside and work, too. Go to your favorite coffee shop and work there for a while. That will help you relax. It will give you a change of environment and some peace of mind.
Create an office-like atmosphere at home. Invest in some furniture so that you are comfortable. A desk, a comfortable chair, a book shelf, a sofa may be, and so on are some examples of what you might need to work comfortably.
You have flexibility! If you are feeling distracted, just stop working to take a break. You will be able to come back with a bang. Also, if there is a distraction, you should embrace it. Enjoy it. These are pleasures that people going to the office can’t enjoy. Be glad!
Even though you are working at home you should keep checking-in with your co-workers. There are many free/inexpensive tools that you could choose to do that. Take advantage of technology.
Working from home can be very effective provided you follow these tips.
Telecommuting comes with its advantages but one of the biggest disadvantages is distraction. To avoid that, you should have a plan for each day and you should make sure you follow it. Also, you should enjoy the flexibility and you should stay in touch with your office team.