Anyone who works from home part-time or full-time knows that you have to be disciplined to get the work done, and have a separate space to go to every day. Enterprises TV shares a few other tips to work from home successfully.
Telecommuting is a great way to work. But it takes serious dedication and a clear break from all home-related distractions. In order to be successful at it, here are a few suggestions:
Turn the TV off at a set time in the morning. If you wake up and turn the television on to catch the news, turn it off at a specific time.
Get ready for work. Take a shower and get dressed. Do this at the same time every day as if you were going to get in the car and head to the office.
If working from home is a steady 40 hours per week, be sure to separate professional and personal email addresses, telephone numbers and accounts. There are several good resources to obtain personal domain names and other necessary business accounts.
The Enterprises TV show encourages telecommuting readers to go outside now and then and mingle with other people. It’s easy to stay inside and dedicated to the job. But it’s just as vital to have some time with people. Working from home can be a lonely existence unless an effort is made to connect with others. Take a walk around the neighborhood to stretch the legs and say hello to others. As a reminder, it helps clear the mind and recharge internal batteries.