One of the benefits of modern technology is the ability to work full-time or part-time from home. While that might initially sound like a dream come true, working from home has its challenges. Here is how to minimize the distractions and stay on task.
Schedule Your Workday
Even if it is somewhat flexible, when you have to work at the office, you are likely provided with a general schedule and a set number of breaks. But when working from home it can be tempting to put working off till later, so you must schedule your workday in advance. Even if your workday is split into two 4-hour chunks, scheduling is a must.
Set Measurable Goals
There are more distractions at home than you might think—kids, pets, spouse, roommates, TV, surfing the web, and just the sheer comfort of being at home. To measure your at-home productivity, set clear and measurable goals for each workday.
Create A Comfortable Workspace
Another challenge when working from home is that you may not have a designated workspace, or your home office may not be conducive to work. You don’t necessarily need to have a set office or desk, but you should designate a comfortable and clutter-free place to work.
It may take a bit of time to acclimate, but many find they are more productive when working from home!