Break Time, Post-its, and Poly Notebooks – Work-at-Home Tips from a Work-at-Home Mom
I often get asked how it is I got this blog to the point that it is today. Now, I’m no Ree Drummond, but I’ve made some pretty awesome strides towards blog greatness over the past couple of years. And although being an insomniac doesn’t hurt, I owe most of my success to simply remaining organized. Yes, it’s as simple as that. White boards, post-its, calendars, folders – you name it, I’ve used it in order to keep things together.
If you’re fortunate enough to be able to work from home, be it occasionally or full time, I’m sure you’re well aware of all of the awesome benefits: If you have small children, you get to stay at home with them to witness every milestone. You can work in your pajamas, and you can take a break whenever you dang well please; but there is a downside. If you don’t stay organized, and have a definitive plan of attack for each day that you work, you’ll NEVER get anything done.
Without some sort of structure, your day will be nothing but a jumble of arbitrary mouse clicks peppered with a flurry of scrap paper and post-its – an endless circle of “unproductiveness”. (Trust me, I’ve been there. It was dreadful.)
In order to help you, my friends who work from home, I’ve put together a list of tips and best practices that will hopefully save you from the dreadful unproductive ring of death. If you follow these few tips, I can guarantee that you’ll maximize your productivity and have a better return on all of your hard work.
4 Work at Home Tips:
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