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14 Work-at-Home Tips to Increase Productivity & Avoid Distractions. 10 Tips To Make ‘Working From Home’ Work For You. Much like how freelancing isn’t for everyone, the idea of working from home is not really everyone’s cup of tea either. Sure, you get to work in your bunny slippers, no one steals your lunch from the fridge and if you hate office politics and traffic jams, it’s actually a godsend to be able to work from home. But that doesn’t mean that life’s going to be a bed of roses. For starters, if you were to choose to work from home, most bosses would ask that you take a paycut (in lieu of not having to turn up at the office).

Plus, you can absolutely expect your friends and family to take advantage of your newfound ‘freedom’. The working hours will become a blur, and sometimes if you are not careful, you’ll find yourself working 7 days a week just to catch up with all the time you’ve lost! Recommended Reading: 9 Things You Should Consider Before Freelancing Full-time 1. One of the hardest thing about working from home is setting boundaries with the people you share ‘home’ with. 2. Pin it 3. 4. 5. 1000+ images about Work at Home Tips and Ideas on Pinterest | From home, Way to make money and Business. Top 30 Tips for Staying Productive and Sane While Working From Home : zen habits. “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin Those of you who know the joys of working from home, whether you’re self-employed or freelancing or telecommuting, know also the joys of procrastination and the lures of laying on the couch. Now, I’m as much in favor of a good nap as the next guy, but a nap should be a break, not your default work mode.

On the other hand, working from home tends to blur the boundaries between work and personal life — if you work too hard, you will have no personal life left. So how do we stay productive, and at the same time stay sane? A few caveats, before you dive into the list: Again, these are from the readers, so you guys deserve all the credit. Thank you, readers! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 12 Tips to Stay Healthy While Working From Home. For many of us, going into the office doesn’t even require heading out the door. More than 30 million Americans work from home, and Forrester Research’s US Telecommuting Forecast predicts that number will rise to 63 million by next year -- meaning that 43 percent of the U.S. workforce will work remotely. Related: How to Design the Ideal Home Office But working from home can present a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to your health.

The abundance of alluring snacks in the kitchen, the lack of social stimulation and the temptation to work in an ergonomically unsound position, like in bed, can all sabotage an otherwise virtuous worker’s best health intentions. Here are my top 12 tips for staying fit, healthy and on task while working from home: Set up a separate office space. Use a space in your home that’s designated solely for work. Choose a good chair. Invest in a comfortable, ergonomically sound chair that will keep you properly aligned throughout the day. Natasha Withers. Forbes Welcome. 18 Tips for Working From Home Effectively. Working from home is great on so many levels. Not having to commute saves money and time and can actually make you happier. A plethora of free tools make it dead simple to check in with office teammates.

And if you want to work in sweats or pajamas, you can. But there are challenges, as well. A slew of people who work from home chimed in on the subject. 1. 2. 3. Catherine Waldron, education specialist, with Enfield, Connecticut-based language curriculum company QTalk Publishing, agrees, and says she showers and dresses for work every day. 4. Catherine Simms, co-founder of Stamford, Connecticut-based pet accessories company Whiner & Diner, also avoids drop-in visitors. 5. 6. 7. Frank Niles, co-founder and partner of Fayetteville, Arkansas-based Scholar Executive Group, a boutique executive coaching and executive counseling firm, sings a similar tune. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Want more? 9 Productivity Tips for Working From Home. BESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswy <h1 id="title">9 Productivity Tips for Working From Home</h1><div id="author"><div id="name">Katie Morell</div><div id="title">Freelance Writer and editor, Self-employed</div><div id="bio">Specializations: small business, entrepreneurship and human interest topics.

Katie's work has appeared in Hemispheres, USA Today, Consumers Digest, Crain's Chicago Business and others. Read more of her work at</div></div><div id="content"><p>In theory, working from home is a splendid idea. 9 Productivity Tips for Working From Home. 10 Tips to Become Happier and More Productive Working From Home. Working from home definitely has its benefits, but I’d be the first to admit there are also disadvantages. I’ve worked out of my home on and off for nearly three decades now. It can be hard to disengage from work. Soon or later though, I’ve learned, bad habits will catch up with you. So why not make a point of establishing good daily practices? Related: 20 Reasons to Let Your Employees Work From Home Here’s what I’ve discovered about how to be productive and happy working alone. 1. Just because you have the freedom to work anytime day or night, you must recognize: The rest of the world is working nine to five. 2.

I'm not much for calendars. 3. Someplace you feel comfortable and secure. 4. Just because you work alone doesn’t mean you don’t need to mentally prepare yourself for the day. Okay, I’ll be honest. Related: 4 Reasons Why You Need to Let Your Employees Work From Home 5. I like working with other people. 6. 7. It's pretty easy to roll out of bed and walk up to my office. 8. 9. 10.

Top 10 Ways to Be More Productive When Working from Home. Being self-employed requires discipline and motivation. Learn 9 tips to to enhance the quality and productivity of your work day. Whether you work from home or have a thriving startup, there are many additional challenges that self-employed individuals face during a workday. For example, being your own boss means that you must keep yourself motivated at all times. To help you with this process, here are 9 hacks that can make each workday more productive. 1.

Firmly Structure Your Day As previously mentioned, remaining motivated can be very difficult for self-employed individuals. To help combat this problem, it is best to firmly structure each workday. 2. Some self-employed entrepreneurs believe that project management software is only practical for a large business, but this is absolutely not true. 3. Studies have shown that using ambient noise can increase creativity, so it is a good idea to invest in a quality white noise machine or app. 4. According to Harvard Health Publications, exercising on a regular basis will improve your mental sharpness, ability to concentrate and memory retention. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

How to Work from Home and Stay Ultra-Productive. This is a post I’ve waited a little while to write, mostly because I didn’t feel qualified enough. Sure, I’ve been a “work from home” type for quite some time now, but I didn’t know if just saying “I work from home” truly meant anything. After all, saying one thing doesn’t make it true. I stayed at home when most other people went to work. I sat in front of my computer for a certain amount of time each day. I had some productive days and some un-productive ones.

But I think after almost a year of running a successful writing blog (from home), I’ve developed a keen sense of what helps keep me productive throughout the day — even if I don’t always stick to it! Here’s what I discovered: 1. If we all lived in Ayn Rand’s world, we might be able to have a universal, objectified definition of what it means to be productive, but alas — we don’t. We each have things to do every day, week, and month, and sometimes these are consistent. 2. After that, I seek to add randomness to my day. 3. 4. 5. 8 Tips for Staying Productive While Working From Home. Working from home is a benefit coveted by many employees; there are no traffic snarls, no weather delays, and no drama over the perfect thermostat setting.

Working outside of a traditional office setting does, however, create challenges for maintaining a consistent level of productivity. Here are my eight tips for making it work: 1. Act like you are still going to work Your entire home is engineered to provide maximum comfort and relaxation, which is great for downtime but not so good for work time. The best bet is to make some coffee or tea, take a shower, and get dressed in clothes that could at least pass as work-casual. 2.

Don't confine your life to an area the size of a mattress. 3. Although it's important to have a station for work, working outside of your home also has benefits. If you can't get out of the house, then turn up the volume with sites like Coffitivity. 4. 5. Music: Don't spend hours creating the perfect mix. 6. 7. 8.

Businessinsider. 4 Ways To Remain Productive When Working From Home. It may seem like the perfect setup. You can wake up just 10 minutes before work, you don’t need to worry about showering or getting dressed, and of course, you can avoid the rush-hour commute. Working from home provides its own luxuries, but it is very easy to become complacent and negligent of certain tasks. I work from home half of the week, and I find myself struggling to stay on track and not get distracted by the lure of my bed or the TV. How do you make sure that you stay focused and productive when working from the comfort of your own home, without getting too comfortable?

I had to really buckle down and train myself to work effectively from my apartment, and the following four methods are what helped me remain motivated. 1. Wake up early. Waking up just in time for work may be tempting, after all who doesn’t like to sleep in for as long as possible? Illustration by fuzzyscience Related: How Waking Up an Hour Earlier Every Morning Can Transform Everything 2.

ProductivityInfographics. 4 Ways To Remain Productive When Working From Home. 5 Critical Elements of Successful Work-At-Home Productivity. You are very excited and full of enthusiasm. It’s your first day working from home after resigning from your day job. You decided to start your own work-at-home business so that you could finally be your own boss: do work whenever you like, how much you like – without anyone telling you what to do and without anyone watching over your shoulder.

Fast forward to three weeks after starting working from home: even though you are still happy that you started to work on your own, there is something bothering you: your productivity is not as good as you wished. In fact, when you worked at the office on your day job, you got more stuff done. As time moves forward, you begin to feel stressed due to your ever-growing task list.

Since your family is also at home while you work, occasionally it seems to be impossible to get work done because of the distractions and constant interruptions. You know that you have to make quick changes to your working methods. Did you underestimate the new environment? 1. 5 Tips to Increase Productivity When Working from Home - FlexJobs. 10 Productivity Tips If You Work From Home.