Saturday, July 25, 2015

Staying Focused When Working From Home

One of the main areas people who have decided to work from home have difficulty is keeping themselves focused in their home business. The challenge people have is when they move from working in an office or retail environment where there time is managed by supervisors , opening and closing , and office hours etc. As employees their time is managed and every minute of every day has a task.
It is time to get focused and stay focused. To start, take a pad of paper and pen and map out your day and what it looks like today. Then underline all the areas that are not work related and put a time by these.Do not overwork yourself up if this is a big number, we are all human and we are going to look at ways we can keep focused.
An area that a large number of work at home people suffer with is where family, friends and relatives just pop into say hi and have a coffee. Normally they say we just thought you maybe lonely. This has to stop right away and you need to be very strict with this.
Now of course we all have emergencies - Pets, children, Family and Friends emergencies are different
Set yourself to-do lists and stick with them. Start at number one (the most important item) and then work through the list. There are some days when you will not complete the list. Do not beat yourself up, just add the items you could not do to the next days list. And as we know we need to write these lists up the night before, so in the morning we are ready to go.
Working in a well ventilated room, have a good supply of fresh air and natural sunlight as possible.
Drink plenty of liquids, fresh water, tea and coffee, but if possible water.
Take regular exercise and get up and have a stretch every thirty minutes, it is not good to sit at your computer day in and day out.
Give yourself an award when you hit a target or reach a goal. This will keep you motivated, and something to look forward to.
And also allow yourself a day off now and then, and do this during a working week. Why? Well you set up your own business for freedom, and there is nothing like going to the gym, spa, shopping and having a nice lunch with a loved one when everyone else is at work.
This will show the people who made fun of you for setting up a business that you are a success and have freedom.
So keep yourself focused, set yourself goals, write those to-do lists and then go for it.


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