Working from home is great; mainly because you can work at your own leisure, fix your household affairs accordingly and you can take breaks anytime you want without the irritating supervision of a stupic CCTV camera.
But it is not all roses you see, you’ve have some demerits in your stock as many people lose track regarding how to use their time wisely and some tend to take many breaks, which results in losing man hours leading to poor outcome of the work the are asigned.
With now more than 5 million of americans working via home (source: Quartz at Home), it is time we launch some effective tips to support this rising social trend. So that it is easy for you to become a good team player in this new world of freelancers and stop yourself from turning into a nobody!
#1 Reward yourself for the completion of your target
Reward is the valued achievement which is prized by human being for centuries. If you are working from home, it can even prove to be the savior of the day.
Working from home meeans that there is no one to supervise you, it is you who is solely responsible for the amount of work you do, so make a chart of things to do within a single day and set targets for yourself. Think that your work is a team and you become a good team player.
Promise yourself, you can even write it down, if you are really going for this. Say suppose, if you can finish atleast two assignments today, you will reward yourself with a nice dinner or a large bucket of ice cream (sounds nice?)
#2 Social media can be your biggest distraction
You are woking alone and minimal level of interaction can be very tiring sometimes. For that you need to stick to social media ocassionally. Yes, it is totally understandable, but getting addictive to it is a big risk you dont want to take.
To avoid that, there is a way you can try. Set alarms at different intervals. Say your morning break will be from 10 am to 10:30 am. Alarms shoould ring at both times. Then give yourself a lunch break from about 1pm to 1:30 pm. Then there will be an alarm for tea break,say for about fifteen to twenty minutes.
The most amazing thing is that you get to decide when you will finally call it a day, that means, when are you going to stop your work for the day. Setting alarms help you to work under a systematic manner, rather than going haywire in managing time.
#3 Keep a work cellphone
Like wise people always say; keep your personal world and your professional world apart. This fits very well for those working from home. To keep your professional world sound and active, always keep a work cellphone, which you’ll be using only for your work purpose.
The work cellphone will hold all your official contacts, messages and other important documents. The benefits of having a seperate cellphone for work is that you can fix your meetings and events with the help of Google Calendar, you can even access your mails through the Gmail app in phone.
When you are shut down for the day or out on a vacation, it is easy to switch off your work cellphone and enjoy some quite moments with your family. All your contacts will not get messed up with your personal contacts and you will be able to handle both the worlds with ease.
Be the commander of your life and enjoy an independant and established life by working from home. But before that, don’t forget to leave a comment annd let us know whether this blog was useful to you or not.