With my kids back in school, sports in full swing and the fall season well underway, I’ve been getting back to my routine and have implemented five tips to help me get my productivity on pace as an business coach and entrepreneur who works from home.
Interested in reading my tips and seeing what they can do to seriously up your productivity game? Well, here they are! I can’t wait for you to put them to work for you too!
PICK YOUR PLACE
Sure, we entrepreneurs can work anywhere as long as there is WiFi. I’ve been know to work in my car, from the deck, by the pool, etc. But when it comes to crunch time, it’s really important to have a productive office location where you can get down to business. I work all over the house, our backyard, the bleachers, and from anywhere else I have to or want to be. But when I need a focused, uninterrupted hour or two to get the projects completed, my quiet home office is my spot.
KEEP YOUR WORK HOURS SACRED
Of course, stuff comes up (the landscaper knocks on the door, the dog gets sick or your kiddo forgets their lunch) and working from home you have the flexibility to deal with it and adjust. However, my key here is to time block my working hours and stay true to them. If I’m working on a project, I’m even known to day block so I can really focus and complete it before deadline.
EMBRACE YOUR FLEXIBILITY
Build breaks into your days for activities that will clear your head, give you a boost your creativity and up your energy. Take your dog for a power walk, jump on that Peloton for a ride or hit that pilates class. You’ll get back to work with renewed passion and focus.
GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE
Especially if you’re coming from a social office environment, working from home can get pretty lonely. Even in our age of web conferencing, there’s something to be said for the energy that comes from being around real live humans. So make sure you get a change of scenery at least a couple times a week and go where the people are.
STAY AWAY FROM THE KITCHEN
Unless you’re on a designated break for lunch or healthy, energy-giving snacks, don’t fall into the trap of taking breaks throughout the day to scrounge around the fridge or the pantry. The same goes for the laundry room. Until your work for the day is all done, you have no business fluffing and folding. After all, that job doesn’t pay. 😉
I’d love to hear one of your favorite tips so let me know what’s working for YOU.