Tips for how to work at home
Most of the world is still on lockdown due to COVID 19, a lot of people need to stay at home. Here in Canada, not everybody is back to work. People who work for the government is still working from home, movies are not open and in Malls, store who have a door to led outside are open but others in the mall are still not open, all because of coronavirus.
To work from home you’ll need to change some of your habits and routines to make your new working from home a success. This work will become a passive income for you over the years. Yes people I’m from Canada but every search I make is for any county in the world. World Wide Web like people say.
Here are some tips for leading a better and more productive remote working life, based on my experience and what I’ve learned from others.
1 – Maintain Regular Hours.
Set a schedule and try to stick to it, often if you don’t have clear guidelines for when to work and when to take a break, it can get give you bad surprises on been less productive and only you will suffer from that. Many people take bad habits and work when they feel like it. In this business you need consistency and if you stick to a schedule it has benefits for productivity and creativity also.
You will have to find what is the best time for you because I’m a better writer at night time and some are the daytime. Whether your a night or daytime person, make a schedule that will be the best for you.
What I do when I wake up, I take a good coffee and start to write. I put at least 3 to 4 hours into my work and for me, I’m more productive especially at that time, after I take a lunch break.
2 – Create a Morning Routine
Sometimes it happens that I don’t feel like writing, I have nothing good to say this morning. Well, when this time shows up I steal keep my morning routine the same (night for me). I do myself a big coffee, work on my website, and try to make it a better way. Sometimes it gives me the inspiration that I needed to write something and there you go I’m on the writing time again. A routine can be more powerful than a clock at helping you get started each day.
3 – Set Rules With the People in Your Home
Set rules in your home, with the people who live with you. Stick to your rules if you want the work to be done. Respect the rules that you’ve been giving to others in your home from the beginning. If you don’t respect those rules and don’t take this time to work you will lose precious time where some work needs it to be done on your business and that just pushes your success more and more.
Just because you’re working from home, it is very easy to lose track and not give our 100% of yourself. Don’t forget this work is for you, no boss, and a job you like to do, you need to make it a day to day work and keep your rules and routine you’ve established from the beginning.
4 – Schedule Breaks
In your day to day job, you’ll need to schedule breaks. Take at least one hour for lunch and maybe twenty (20) minutes breaks in the morning and the afternoon, it will give you time to refresh your head and mine. You can launch a simple clock or timer on the screen when you take a break.
5 – Leave Home
Sometimes it is said that going out of the house take your lunch break outside, in a resto, or even just outside on the picnic table it will give you the energy you need to go back on working another four (4) or five (5) hours more on your business from home. That of courses with break in-between hours.
6 – Be Positive
When you work from home, often you’ll be alone and it can become boring but you will need to be positive in your writing. Write as you talk to somebody with enthusiasm and exclamation because you will want your readers to think positively about what you do and what you write. Don’t forget within the time this work that you do will become a Passive Income over the months to come.
7 – Take sick days
When you’re not well, even if your working from home, take a sick day. Sometimes not taking the time off can be like throwing away money…. Keep in mind that sometimes it’s best to rest and get better so that you can be your most productive self in the long term.
8 – End Your Day with a Routine
Just like an outside job, you have a start and an end of the day, so you’ll need to do the same at home as you were working outside. You need to let go after a lot of hours working on your business. It is important that you keep time for you, your dog, your family, don’t push it too hard on the job even if it is at home.
It is crucial that you make a good schedule for you and your family and keep take those time off during the day it has been proved that beaks in your workday are better for productivity.
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