Work from home? My contributor Charlene has 15 Tips for Staying Focused While Working From Home!
Working from home can be difficult at times. As I’ve mentioned here before, I am a Junior Developer for an accounting software company and I’m also a blogger. Both of these jobs I do from my home office. The software company is based in Atlanta, Georgia and I was very blessed that they wanted to keep me on to work remote when my husband and I moved to Ohio almost 4 years ago.
I am an introvert and don’t need a whole lot of human interaction to be happy. Also, I’m a southerner at heart and hate the winter weather here in Ohio. So most days, I am very thankful for my job and being able to work from home and not having to leave the house. But I would be lying if I said it didn’t come with its challenges. Namely, the challenge of staying focused. So I decided to give you some tips to make it a little easier today!
- Get up when your alarm goes off no matter what
- Make coffee the night before
- Change out of your pajamas
- Leave your phone in the other room
- Keep your space clean and organized
- Listen to non-lyric music
- Drink lots of water
- Use the StayFocused chrome extension
- Sit on an exercise ball
- Schedule your day
- Make your office space inspirational
- Light a candle
- Get out once in a while
- Take a break
So what do you think? Do you struggle to focus when you work from home? What tips could you add to my list?
Thanks for reading!