With my kids back in school and the Fall season well underway, I’ve been getting back to my routine and have implemented 5 tips to help me up my productivity as an entrepreneur who works from home.
Interested in reading my tips and seeing what they can do to seriously up your productivity game? Keep scrolling to get your eyeballs on them. I can’t wait for you to put them to work for you!
PICK YOUR PLACE
Sure, we entrepreneurs can work anywhere we’ve got wi-fi or a cell signal, but it’s important to have a place in your place where you, your mind and body know that the shiz is gonna get done. I work all over the house, our back yard and from anywhere else I have to or want to be. But when I need a focused, uninterrupted hour or two to get the hard stuff done, my quiet home office is my place.
KEEP YOUR WORK HOURS SACRED
Of course stuff comes up (the water heater breaks, the dog poops on the carpet) and working from home you have the flexibility to deal with it. But the majority of the time, make working hours true working hours.
EMBRACE YOUR FLEXIBILITY
Build breaks into your days for activities that will clear your head, give you energy and boost your creativity. Go for a power walk, a bike ride or a yoga class, because you can. You’ll get back to work with renewed focus and passion.
GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE
Especially if you’re coming from a social office environment, working from home can get pretty lonely. Even in our age of web conferencing, there’s something to be said for the energy that comes from being around real live humans. So make sure you get a change of scenery at least a couple times a week and go where the people are.
STAY AWAY FROM THE KITCHEN
Unless you’re on a designated break for lunch or healthy, energy-giving snacks, don’t fall into the trap of taking breaks throughout the day to scrounge around the fridge or the pantry. Your ass will thank you. The same goes for the laundry room. Until your work for the day is all done, you have no business fluffing and folding.