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Women Who Work at Home: A Daily Schedule to Simplify Your Life
Working from home can be both a blessing and a curse: sure, you have the freedom to work at your own pace, in comfy clothes; but, then again, you have the freedom to work at your own pace, in comfy clothes. This can be a problem for a lot of people, leading to wasted time and unproductive days because you just can’t motivate yourself like you would if you had to drive to the office.
You can avoid those not-so-productive days by creating a schedule that makes sense and allows you to still work at a pace you are comfortable with. Here are a few hints on how to keep your days productive
Start Your Day With a Workout
The best way to attack the day, whether you work from home or not, is to get up and get moving. Laying around in your pajamas until noon before you finally get working is no way to stay productive.
Having an exercise routine first thing in the morning will get your blood flowing and help you wake up quickly. Just a few jumping jacks or a quick walk around the block can sometimes be enough to get motivated.
If you want to really wake up, though, a full-on exercise regiment is perfect. A few pieces of exercise equipment can give you a full-body workout that will have you ready to get stuff done. You can visit HomeGymr.com/best-home-gym/ to find the equipment that may be right for you.
Have a Comfortable Space to Work In
Once you’re ready to work, you should have a space set aside to complete your daily tasks. Ideally, you should have some sort of home office established if you constantly work from home: a dedicated desk, computer, printer…everything you need to get your assignments finished.
If you don’t have a home office, or if you only work from home a couple of days a month, you can still have a comfortable space. You can set up wherever you like — on a couch, at the kitchen table; wherever you are comfortable. The main thing is to cut down on distractions like television. If you really want to get work done, turn everything off and focus on your work.
Avoid “Time Sucks”
Time Sucks are anything that distracts you from getting your job done, and they are very easy to come by when you work from home.
Yes, household chores need to get finished. Yes, there may be a much-needed trip to the market that needs to be taken. Avoid these at all costs if you want to get your work done. Do everything that needs to be done either before or after you finish your work. Once you sit down to work, it’s time to work. This may be hard at first, but if you stick with it, you’ll notice you have more time to finish everything.
Don’t let working from home become unproductive. Stay focused and try these hints.
Hailey Parsons started working online once her eldest was in school, she wanted a job but she didn’t want to be away from home and tied up should her daughter need her. She writes about this and managing daily life.