Friday, August 02, 2019

Do You Want To Work From Home? Here’s The Low Down

Working from home is one thing that many people dream about doing. No commute to work,
no worrying about how you look and conversing with people that you don’t really life. Not having
to answer to anyone but yourself and perhaps even doing something that you love and
feel passionate about. It isn’t just a dream, as it can be a reality if you take the plunge and make
it happen. It starts with an idea. Perhaps an idea for a business or using the skills you have and
going freelance. But how can you make it work? Here are some of the things to think about if you
want to work from home. 

Having a place to work

One of the first things to think about when it comes to working from home is to think about having
a place to work and where that could be. Working from home isn’t just about sitting on the sofa
with your laptop, having a desk or an area to call your work space can help sharpen the line
between work and home life. It may just be a desk in the corner, or it could be a home office if
your house or property allows for it. 

Time managing yourself

Time management is crucial. You may feel like you have more time to work, but this can make
you get a little complacent and even lazy. Having some time management hacks that you incorporate
into your day can help you to make the most of the time you have and allow you to work smarter and
not harder. This might be time blocks where you stick to specific tasks, or even only allocating a
certain amount of time to certain jobs. 

Having the right technology and equipment

The next thing to think about would be how you work and what you might need to do the job you
want to do. A new computer maybe? A faster WiFi connection? You may also need to spend some
time upgrading what you have ensuring the latest software is on there. For example, you could
download Catalina for your Mac or ensure the latest version of Windows and macros fat is up to
date. Depending on the technology that you use. 

Dressing for the day

This may sound obvious, but many people associate working from home with longing around in your
comfies and working. But this can be counterproductive. You will associate this sort of attire with
relaxing and not working hard. You don’t need to dress like you are heading to a corporate
environment, but getting dressed for the day can help your mindset be on track for working and
enable you to be more productive. 

Sticking with a routine 

Finally, you may want to take the time to develop a routine. If you needed to head to work then
that routine is already established, but at home it can get a little blurred. You could set working times,
or work out when you are more protective. For example, some people work really well first thing in
the morning, whereas others thrive at night. 

Let’s hope these tips help you to begin your working from home life.

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