Work at Home Tips for Success!
As a new year is just around the corner, I, like many of you, am taking stock in my life.
What I’ve done and what I’d like to do.
How I’ve spent my time and how I want to use it going forward.
I have goals for blogging, my Jamberry business, my health, homeschooling, and for my family.
As I have pondered where I want things to go and how I can successfully make that happen, I have learned that I need to manage my time and energy differently in order to be successful in each area.
The main obstacles standing in my way are, ironically, working from home and having my children with me 24/7.
But, that was my choice and I’m sticking to it.
My goal is to embrace these obstacles by approaching them in different ways.
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Work at Home Tips for Success
Work at home tips can be implemented or not, depending on my needs.
I am sure the same will be true for you.
You may not need to get healthier or may not want to homeschool your children. So, your daily routine will be different from mine.
However, I think these work at home tips can help any individual out there looking for more guidance.
Work at Home Tip #1
Well, duh! Of course that’s what we would like to do, but have you ever worked all day and by the end of it, you have no idea what you really did?
This likely means you are spending your time on things, but not on the most important things.
For example, if your goal is to generate income, you want to be carving out time for income generating activities, not reorganizing a shelf or checking a facebook group for information.
If your goal is to write a book, you want to be get ideas on paper or develop the plot, not have coffee to discuss your latest and greatest read with your bestie.
Cool Tech Mom shares how to crush work-at-home productivity.
Work at Home Tip #2
When I started on this blogging adventure, Becca Ludlum quickly became one of my mentors. I hired her for some work and she became a great friend! Her blog, My Crazy Good Life if full of useful information for tweens/teens, 21 Day Fix, and my favorites: blogging and tech tutorials!
Sorry…Interrupting for a brief UPDATE: She has since moved most of her blogging posts over to Everything But The Posts, named after her wonderful book, which I was honored to contribute to myself! Check it out HERE! (You won’t be sorry…I promise.)
When I asked how she stays on top of it all, part of her answer was so simple!
List 3 things that need to be accomplished the following day.
This is a tip I am going to implement.
Since I have several areas I’d like to make progress in, I’m going to make a list of 3 things in each area every night, so when I get to work the following day, I know what to focus on first.
In addition, I am going to carve out time for each area so I can be consistent over time, which often leads to large accomplishments.
Becca’s post, Evernote for Bloggers, has some great ways to use Evernote for any person working from home.
Work at Home Tip #3
Stay in your own lane.
I used to swim so I use this analogy a lot. Not only stay in your own lane, but focus on yourself while you’re there.
There is no use comparing yourself with your goals and your circumstances to that of others.
Every person and every life with all of its ups and downs and ins and outs is different.
If you spend your time comparing your journey, accomplishments, failures, etc. with someone else, you’re wasting time because you’re likely not concentrating on Tip #1 or Tip #2!
In fact, Jon Acuff dares you NOT to take this C word into the new year with you! Instead, he says you should focus on Clarity, Consistency, and Community!
Whatever you choose to do, I wish you all the luck (and productivity, focus, and personal drive) in the world! Now, go get to work!
If you liked this post, you may also find this one interesting: Finding Balance and Purpose
What are your tips for working at home?
— Learn Like A Mom (@LearnLikeAMom) January 1, 2016