WORK FROM HOME GUIDELINES
Working from home has great benefits, including giving you the ability to work flexibly and avoid the daily commute. However, it can be very hard to discipline yourself to ignore the normal distractions of mixing your personal and professional environments. So, here are the following tips which help you in converting work from home as a success.
Creating Your Work-Station Set Up
Ensure you have a designated space for your work to begin, with everything you need to get the job done, including any equipment that may be required. This will enable you to easily set-up a daily routine and will also help to keep your personal life separate.
Down the Curtain and Shut the Door
If you are able to keep your office space separate from living areas, being able to close the door when you are working helps to keep distractions at bay and will ensure you are able to focus on the tasks at hand.
Schedule your day like you would if you were in the office, including break times, it will help you to keep focused. This helps to provide structure for your day and will ensure tasks are completed within the reasonable timeframes.
It can be tempting to work longer hours when working from home, as everything is more easily accessible. Having set work hours (that are flexible enough to accommodate your lifestyle) and being disciplined in sticking to them will help you to remain motivated and focused while still enabling you to enjoy good work life balance.
Interacting Face to Face
To keep yourself from feeling isolated, try to schedule face to face meetings rather than virtual or phone based meetings.