The past summer, I had five days to write a novel which will be published in summer 2016. Before I couldn’t have imagined writing a novel in such a short period of time, but with some tips regardings working successfully from home I was able to stick to the deadline. We often feel intimidated when we have to stick to a schedule and motivate ourselves from home, but here are some tips to help you get everything done!
#1 Have a schedule.
Don’t let things you usually do at home distract you. Have a schedule which clearly says when you have to work and when not. Try to stick to the schedule as much as possible! This Chic Weekly Desk Planner might help you to plan out your day a bit more successfully.
#2 Dress appropriately.
If you work from home, you might be able to work in your pyjamas, but if you want to be productive, it’s always an idea to dress as if you were heading to an office where you’re expected to dress appropriately as well.
#3 Have a separate workspace.
When you feel like your surroundings are distracting you, don’t work from your kitchen table. It doesn’t have to be a separate room, but try to find a space which you can assign to work only.
#4 Do whatever you need in order to distinguish between work and home.
The three tips above are just some suggestion to do so. I find it a lot easier to work at home if I have the feeling that I’m not quite at home. Think about what distracts you from work and try to make a tiny part of your home your workspace.
#5 Know what your work is worth.
When you’re not heading your home to work and don’t have the professional surrounding an office can offer you, it’s easy to think that your work isn’t worth much. Don’t let this thought get to you: In the end, it doesn’t matter where you work but how you work.
#6 Take advantage of owning your own office.
Another thought which you shouldn’t allow to get to you is that working from home doesn’t have advantages as well. Ever wanted to decorate your workspace in a way your boss doesn’t approve of? Well, from now on you’re the boss and you own that office.
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