Working from home is the dream of so many Americans. Not only are you able to spend more time with your family and get chores out of the way more easily, but you can sit in your jammies and nobody has to know! However, with the sweet always comes the sour. While it’s great to work from home, it can also be difficult. You have to be self-directed and motivated when you have no one to boss you around but yourself.
Close Everything Else
Whether you program dry cleaner POS software or write articles for a living, distraction is real when you sit in front of a computer all day. The internet is just a click away, so if you check Twitter really quick you can also make sure that Facebook has no missed messages and…
Be honest with yourself and admit that you are unable to focus with other programs open. Log out of all your social media accounts, close Tetris and open your work software. Without the ease of already being logged in, you can eliminate the temptation to open your apps.
Turn on Music
It’s not your imagination: Music really can help you focus. If you think that it’s only classical music that speaks to your senses, think again! Any music that you enjoy is good for helping you to concentrate and really hone in on what you’re working on. So if Brahms Lullaby is not your cup of tea but screaming along with Disturbed is, you’re in luck!
Shoo Everyone Out
Young kids, spouses, pets or anyone else who lives in your home need to understand that you are working when you’re at work. Your dog might be the best boy in the whole world, but when he and his sister are wrestling underneath your desk it can cause a bit of a distraction. Kick everyone out and close the door.
Help yourself to be more productive while working from home. Eliminate distractions and get yourself focused and ready to succeed in your home office.