Hallie was honored to be featured in a recent Glamour.com article about how to avoid common distractions when working from home. As a follow up to this article, we wanted to share some additional tips with you.
It can be hard to be disciplined and focused on work when so many other distractions are present at home, whether it’s entertainment (like TV) or chores you need to get done. There’s no one there monitoring you, like a boss or co-workers, so it’s easier to not just get distracted, but to goof off.
However, keep in mind that your boss trusts that you will respect your work hours, even when you are working from home. This can help you stay honest and not use office time for things such as the following distractions:
- Lunch dates with friends. If you need to, schedule lunches with friends once a week, to get out of the house, but not every day. Treat it like a working lunch where you keep it short, meet close to home to save time, and get back to work when you’re finished.
- Great weather. Depending on your job, you may find that if you have a patio and an outlet for your computer, you can move your office outside! If you can’t move your office outside, sit outside for short periods of time to get a break. The sun and fresh air will help you stay alert and in some cases, help you be more productive than sitting inside. Move between the two, inside and out, to get a change of scenery.
- Nap time. To beat this distraction, try a short nap as a break to help you rejuvenate. It’s important to keep it short: set a timer, and rest somewhere where it’s light or not too dark (leave the light on) so you don’t dose off for hours.
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