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8 Tips To Make Working From Home Successful

For many workers, having the flexibility of virtually is a dream. When it comes to working from home there are indeed the benefits but also the challenges to overcome. If you’re new to working from home it can be a tough learning curve to climb. Here are 7 tips to make it easier.

1. Pretend like you are going into work otherwise you will just be going back to bed!

When working from home, do all the things you would do getting to work for example: set your alarm clock, wash your face, brush your teeth, take a shower to feel refreshed, make (or go get) coffee and eat breakfast to get your energy and metabolism going. Remember the mental association you make between work and an office can make you more productive.

2. Structure your day at home like you would in the Office.

To help you stay focused and productive use the same schedule at work for home. Structuring your day like you would in the office can lead you to get tasks done efficiently and can possibly lead you to get tasks done faster. When working from home, you are your own personal boss. Without office interruptions, in-person meeting schedules can assist without you losing focus or burned out. To stay on schedule, create a list of tasks and the times you would like to have them completed by. Create reminders that tell you when to shift gears.

3. Have a dedicated work space.

Whether you go to a local coffee shop or create a space at home, dedicate a space that is associated with leisure time. Set yourself up for success in a place where you can focus on the tasks at hand. Make sure you feel motivated by your environment and ready to tackle the projects that come your way.

4. Work when you’re at your most productive. Small acts of success can help build your momentum.

To capitalize on your most productive periods, save your harder tasks for when you know you will be in the right headspace for them. Pick a time of the day you know you will find to be more productive. Also play music to help build motivation. Focus on small acts items to get done. Small acts of success can help build your momentum for the heavy projects later on.