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Tips To Maximize Productivity When Working At Home

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Productivity is a universal issue. You may be a man or a woman, single or married, and young or old. We all experienced difficulty in maintaining work efficiency. Even though for some, the struggle is greater. Let’s illustrate this group as mummies working at home.

Do I hear a yes?

Between household chores and children, being productive may seem impossible. But there is hope. Continue to read on and develop working at home productivity.

 

Work At Home Productivity Tips

1. Plan ahead

Planning is a known strategy for productivity. Sit down for a couple of minutes and list down all your tasks. Identify priority responsibilities and distribute them within your work schedule. Make sure that difficult ones are the highlight for each day. Then combine them with more manageable tasks so you won’t get overwhelmed with a working place at home set-up.

2. Create a to-do list and stick to it

A to-do list will make your day flow like a fluid. Do it the night before so you can start being productive first thing in the morning. When you know what to expect, it is easier to start on a job and transition from one task to another. Stick to your list and avoid piling unsettled assignments.

3. Start early or pretend like you are going to the office

If you are the finish-first type of person, then start immediately as soon as you’re awake. Starting with the house chores drains energy fast. Then it will be harder to be productive with work when you’re already tired. Pretend like you’re reporting to the office if the chores cannot wait. Those who communicate in an office setting have a brief morning routine, so they get on time for work. Set a time to spend with breakfast and quick house chores. Then establish a time when you should clock-in for work.

4. Set up a dedicated workstation

Find an area in your home where you can work adequately but not too snugly. It should be just one spot. That way, when you sit down to work, your brain is work-ready as it is a place meant for business. It is even better if you can set-up a dedicated office with physical barriers from the rest of the house.

5. Make it harder to get you disturbed

Set ground rules in your house. Your family should treat it like you are working a hundred miles from home. Meaning, they can’t disturb you whenever. Log-out from all your social media accounts, so you’re not tempted to reply to messages or browse through your feeds. If possible, segregate accounts and numbers intended for business.

6. Take clear breaks

Set your breaks throughout your work schedule. Make sure to follow it and not take breaks earlier or too often. Doing so will break your momentum.

7. Pick a definitive time to finish work

Set deadlines for each task. This helps with the motivation to be productive. Then reward yourself with a relaxing activity after you finished on time or earlier. Set also a time of the day when you have to go off work. This is discipline. Stop working when the clock hits your off-work schedule, even if you have incomplete work. You face consequences of unfinished work the following day.

8. Put away your electronic device at the end of the workday

Fixing and tidying your workspace marks your day. You feel accomplished if you finished all your to-do list in the day. This will also remind you to keep up with your to-do list if you end up anxious while putting away your devices. Putting away work devices also prevents you from extending work-related tasks and mixing work and family duties.

 

Work-Life Balance

Many women shifted to working at home careers in pursuit of work-life balance. But it takes discipline to be able to thrive in this business or profession. You need to separate personal chores from work commitment. Make a working place at home by defining concrete boundaries.

The tips will help you with the quality time that your family deserves if you are a workaholic. But if you are more devoted to your family than your work responsibilities, this will help you give value to your clients’ money. No one will pay someone who won’t deliver.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

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