Working from Home – 5 Tips for Success

If you have the opportunity to be working from home then you’re probably fully aware of all the benefits that come along with it. From rolling out of bed to working in your pajamas all day, working from home saves you time commuting and allows you to work from your living room, bedroom, or even your neighbourhood coffee shop. That said, working from home also comes with its fair share of challenges. It can be easy to get into a slump and become less productive and easily distracted. Below are a few tips to be the most productive while working from home.

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Working from Home Tips

While I have my own business and work from home every day, I thought I would share some tips with those of you that are trying to make this work right now due to COVID-19.

1. Set office hours

Structure can be incredibly effective in forcing you to stay on task. Creating regular work hours for yourself will force you to keep track of how long you’re working from home every day. This will allow you to keep yourself accountable, while also forcing you to consider your work-life balance – once your workday is done, the work stops. Setting work hours will also keep you more focused by knowing when the end of a workday is near.

2. Create a separate workspace

While you may not be able to dedicate an entire room for an office space for working from home, it’s important for people working from home to have a designated area that is strictly for working. Having a separate workspace will allow you to avoid mixing your personal and professional life, help you stay organized, and make you more efficient and productive. While we all want to believe that we can do our best work from bed or the couch, deep down we know that’s not true. Besides, working in bed makes it easier to accidentally fall asleep mid-email! Instead, be purposeful about your office space and only use said space when you’re in “work mode”.

3. Jazz up your office space

Large companies like Google and Facebook know the impact an office space can have on their employees, so why should you settle for a boring workspace? Have fun and splurge on fun decorations, cute office supplies, and a comfortable chair (can’t stress enough how important this one is!) for working from home. Add some greenery with plants – real or faux! The key is to make this space comfortable, inviting, and somewhere that you’re exited to be every single day.

Your dog won’t mind you working from home and getting outside for walks is a great way to clear your head.

4. Think like you’re going into the office

One of the keys to finding motivation to get out of bed and start working at home is to treat each day like you’re going into a physical office. This means set your alarm, have a shower, change your clothes, and maybe even do your hair if you’re so inclined. Getting into this habit will help you feel more prepared for the day and will make it easier to maintain boundaries between your professional and personal life. Plus, you’ve already accomplished something – score!

5. Stay on task

Working from home means you’re surrounded by all of your favourite things everyday. Netflix? Cats? Snacks? Sounds great, but these things can make getting work done even more challenging. To avoid getting easily distracted, add more structure to your day by giving yourself time intervals where you work nonstop without distractions. For example, decide that for the next 30 minutes you’ll work nonstop and after that time is up, reward yourself for your diligent hard work with a short break to decompress.

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  1. Stephanie Parrell wrote:

    I love these! I have been working every monring in my kitchen. It is really helpful to have routine.

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  2. Shayla wrote:

    I think these are wonderful tips. Your posts are always so fun to read, by the way!

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  3. Jon Maldia wrote:

    I schedule everything to keep myself accountable.

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  4. Ramil Hinolan wrote:

    I agree that working from home needs discipline and you should stick to a schedule otherwise you end up not accomplishing anything.

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  5. Rachel-Elise Woods wrote:

    It definitely helps having a designated office space! And taking some breaks to walk outside!

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  6. Gervin Khan wrote:

    These are the things that I am doing for almost 3 years of being a work at home mom and it’s really helps me a lot.

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  7. Tisha Voigts wrote:

    Staying on task is my struggle. I need to hide all distractions!

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  8. Raina wrote:

    great tips! Work space is a key for me, and same with a schedule or set hours!

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  9. Celebrate Woman wrote:

    All of these tips and suggestions are valid. Staying on task is one of the key ones for me.

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  10. Maysz wrote:

    Wow awesome tips from you. right now I’am starting to work on my blog and Set office hours everyday to focus on my blog thanks to this.

    Posted 4.3.20 Reply
  11. DelhiFunDos wrote:

    Thanks for this amazing tips. These are very useful tips. One should think that he/she is going office.

    Posted 4.4.20 Reply
  12. Honestly, I needed this post but I kinda figured out like few days ago. Instead of having free day to work all day, I orginazed myself by putting a work time for me even if its at home but still like a company work. That’s what I call it haha.

    Posted 4.5.20 Reply
  13. I’ve actually just jazzed up my office space, I’ll have to work on the other tips

    Posted 4.7.20 Reply
  14. TweenselMom wrote:

    These are great tips for working at home. I love all your photos, so sunny and energizing to look at.

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply