If you work from home every day, or even occasionally, you know how hard it can be to get work done. Between the kids and the chaos, here are some tips on how to keep your sanity intact and get work done.
1. Carve Out A Space
Set up a space that is strictly for you and your work. Create an invisible force field around it so your family understands it is off limits to anyone but you!
2. Get Help
Working from home should be treated the same as if you went into the office. Setting up child care, whether you work when your spouse gets home or you have a babysitter that comes and occupies the kids, having reliable help is essential.
3. Get the Essentials
Stock up on office supplies and anything you need to successfully work from home, maintain your sanity, and meet your deadlines.
4. Have Set Hours
Just like a structured office job, it may be beneficial to have set hours where you “go into the office.” This lets your partner and kids know you are working and you are not to be disturbed!
5. Get Dressed
Working from home has its perks like rolling out of bed at 8:47 for that 9AM phone call, but getting up, eating a good breakfast, and getting dressed will get you in the working mind frame.
6. Get Out of the House
Working from home can be isolating at times. Remember to schedule breaks and meets up with friends or clients face to face.
7. Keep It Clean
Keeping your work space clean and organized will help keep you motivated and engaged to work when the alarm goes off the next day.