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Most people have their set morning routines before going to work. For people who work from home, this can often be a little more challenging to do. The internet has meant that for many jobs we can now ditch the morning commute. Yay! Working in your PJs sounds amazing, right?
But are your time management skills are up to par? Are you just as productive working from home as you are working in the office? Do you have a good work-life balance going on? Keep reading to find out our top tips for how to achieve these.
Get Up Early
Start your time management skills off right by waking up early. When you don’t have to be somewhere at a specific time, it is easy to just go back to sleep. This is clearly not productive, so don’t do it!
Get up and ready for the day just as if you were leaving the house. It’ll make you feel better, trust me.
Use Your Time Management Skills & Write a To-Do List
To-do lists are the easiest way to make sure that your time management skills are being used to the utmost. Try and prioritize your tasks and how the structure of your day is going to look. This will allow you to see what you want to achieve and if you accomplish it.
The more tasks you check off a list, the more motivated you will be to finish them all.
Make a Conscious Choice of Where You Choose to Work
When you are working from home, it is easy to decide just to work from your bed or sofa. This is a very bad idea. These rooms are filled with distractions galore. I would recommend having your own space where you can work at a desk in peace.
If you don’t have the room in your home, consider setting up a new space outside by installing a metal building. You can easily set one up outside and create your own work from home space where you won’t be distracted or disturbed.
Take A Break
While it is important that you are motivated when working from home, it is also just as important to have a healthy work-life balance. That’s what good time management skills are all about – juggling life with work.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you are tired, frustrated and demotivated, take a step back to clear your head. Go play with your children and just have some family time. Later, you can come back and be more productive than ever.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.