Well, I am in this Working from Home from a long time now and there was a time I really started missing Office Environment. Actually Working from home is a Big Advantage for People and Entrepreneurs like me who work straight from their Bedroom having many advantages over people who have to go to office and stay bound to specific working hours. But if you start working from home you will notice that there are many other disadvantages when you work from your Home. One of the Biggest Disadvantage of working from home is that there are no working hours specified, no Office environment and no networking with other mates to inspire yourself to work and Hence no Productivity while working from Home.
One of the major Problem all people working from home encounter is less or even Zero Productivity, You become Lazy when you work from home because you keep on delaying things. I faced Most Productive days while working from Home and Most Unproductive ones as well. Well, I encountered those problems which most of Freelancers and Entrepreneurs face while working from home. I kept on testing things my way to Boost Productivity while working from Home and Today I thought to come up with a list of Top 10 Tips to Boost Productivity while working from home.
Increase Productivity While Working from Home:
10. Keep Distractions Away:
Most of the time when we start working from home we keep things the way they are, If you are working from home than you need to realize that you need to put distractions away from your working zone (that’s what I call it). Try to Close the door of your room while working, or even lock it to keep kids away from your room, tell them not to disturb you while you are working.
9. Make a Daily Time Table:
Most of the time people working from home Lack productivity just because they are not having proper time-table for their Routine life. If you don’t have a Time table than Better create it first before going to bed tonight. Try to Specify time for your Friends, Morning walk, Sleep, etc. That will help you stay Productive while working from Your Home.
8. Stay Away from Internet:
Try to Disable internet while you are working, only turn it on when you need it badly for some research work or contacting the Client (You have a Client to work for, Don’t you?). Try to stay away from sensations on internet like movies, Comics, etc.
7. Stay Away From Social Networking Sites:
Most of the time I am working, I am not working because I am just surfing Social Networking sites and chatting with friends. This is the problem most people face while working from home and Kills Productivity. You need to stop opening Social Networking sites, actually you need to decide an hour or even 15-30 minutes only when you will open any social networking site and Emails, rest of the time stay away.
6. Learn to Say No:
When you work from home, Biggest Disadvantages are your Friends, Family, etc. So, Try to Learn how to say NO to them when you are working. Tell them that they cannot disturb you while you are on your working hours, tell them about when they can come over for fun with you and when they can not.
5. Try to Stay Healthy:
One of the Biggest Disadvantages of working from home is that you become lazy because you don’t do proper exercise and a proper diet. I’ll Advice you to Join Nearest Gym today to get inspired from other sports man and stay healthy. Manage some time for sports too. Having a Proper diet and proper exercise will make sure that you don’t become lazy and will surely help to Boost Productivity.
4. Decide Working hours:
As I said above you need to create a Time table for your Daily Routine life, Make sure to decide the hours when you will work and when you will not. It will simply help you to stay productive as you would know that you are working and can’t get some entertainment while working.
3. Keep Professional life Separate from Personal life:
Most of the people face this Problem, they are not capable of keeping distractions away from themselves while working, as I said above that you need to separate your personal life from your Professional life. Stay away from your Personal life while you are Working and Try to stay away from work while you are with family.
2. Get Some Inspiration:
When you work from home you need some inspirational stuff to make you stick with your work. Try to buy some inspirational Books or even E-Books and try to read them to get Inspired from other Cool people. What I do is I watch some movies, Inspirational ones because I need a daily dose of inspiration. Either I read some inspirational Success story while I got some free time or I watch an Inspirational movie to inject loads of Inspiration in my Mind. Try it, it will surely work for you too.
1. Professional Working Environment:
When I think about working from home a sudden Image comes into my mind is I am sitting in couch with my Mac-Book. Well, it just sounds cool, it actually do nothing but decrease productivity while working. Never ever try to work right from your Sofa, Couch or Bed. Specify a Portion of your house as Office. Lets take an extra room in your home as your Office and try to decorate it like an office. Google about Inspirational Work Places and you will get an Idea about what I am talking about. Believe me It is the Best thing you can do to Boost Productivity While working from home.