It’s no secret that working from home is full of distractions. You’re the only one who seems to realize that you’re on the clock. The kids are calling you, the dogs are barking, the doorbell is constantly buzzing, and your spouse is asking a million questions and leaving you a to-do list. And let’s not forget your own distractions—you’d much rather be watching television or just lying in bed. Am I right?
I work from home an average of two to three times a week. At first, I was determined to make sure that working from home was just as productive as being in the office. After all, there was no rush to make it into the office and no traffic to sit through, so I simply had to freshen up and hit the computer, no?
Around week two the enthusiasm quickly faded. I mean, I was home—checking emails and calling clients could wait. I wanted to do the stuff I had no time for because I was busy commuting and working in an office. Clean the house, run errands, catch up with old TV shows like Breaking Bad, or whatever else I could think of. I quickly realized that if I didn’t want my in-the-office to-do list to pile up, I had to become motivated again and create some organization for working from home.
Here are some tips to keep you motivated when working from home: Continue reading “7 Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Working from Home”