Tips for the Work from Home
More work from home information. I came across this article by Kerry Hannon, a Forbes contributor. As someone who works from home, information that is relevant to finding more work, managing time, family, and a social life are important. Whether you are a virtual assistant to a specific company, or have several clients you work for, this article may provide you more resources and other options.
10 Tips for Working From Home covers topics such as holidays, work space, balancing your life between work and play.
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For me, I tend to get involved in a project and forget to take time out. When I was a smoker it was easier to remember to take the time since nicotine was my timer. The other assist was working in someone’s office, co-workers would take breaks, lunch, and dash out for a quick smoke, reminding me it was time to get some air.
Working from home, I had to develop a few skills, first the discipline to work and not spend my time playing, browsing or procrastinating. The child within would rather play. If I could get paid for it, trust me, that would be where I am at. However, writing, administrative tasks, budgeting, collecting from clients, filing, and other business tasks are what keep my in food, clothing, and home.
Scheduling is another skill that I find important. Though creating a schedule is easy enough, it is the discipline needed to stick to it. Learning to say no to phone calls, texts, social media posts, and other diversions was not easy at first. I wanted to justify it by saying I was keeping me in the forefront of your mind. Not true, because you were not on line when I was. 🙂
I enjoy working from home. Office Wife is only one of the businesses I operate. I have other interests that bring in a bit of income. Slowly they are growing. Balancing all my interests and earning from them is a skill that continues to be a work in progress. There are enough hours in the week to accomplish everything. The trick is to prioritize and then stick to it.
How do you manage your work week? What keeps you focused?
Share your ideas and tips in the comments.