How to Work
Effectively At Home
Most of the suggestions
below use external means to keep you working, instead of
going down the willpower track, which is fraught with
deadlines with a consequence.
Ouch. When one HAS to get
something done, they usually do.
2. Have a
buddy, colleague, coach or staff members who keep you
Rely on others to help you
stay focused and productive.
3. If you
don't love what you do, change it so that you do.
Then, you don't need to TRY
to stay focused, because you'll naturally be.
4. Develop a
schedule/routine, or not.
Some folks work better with
a schedule, others don't. Get to know YOUR style and
preference, which by the way, may change with the seasons.
5. Train your
family members what work time means.
Lock the home office door
if that doesn't work.
6. Make your
home office absolutely perfect.
A great home office will
naturally keep you focused.
7. Keep your
beverages/snacks close at hand.
If you leave your home
office to go to the frig, you may get distracted by what's
going on in the rest of your house.
8. Set daily
And time line your day, if
that works for you.
9. Get off to
a great start for the day.
Whether it's a walk, or
time with the paper, or a cup of coffee or tea, have your
rising/getting started routine something that you
something interesting/exciting to work on for the next day.
The afternoon/night before,
have something you're looking forward to working for the
next day. This will get you into the home office. If you
don't have something exciting to work on the next day,
invent something that is exciting.
Achieve The Goals You Set For Yourself
Goals can be helpful or
they can be counter-productive by being too high, too
complicated unfocused, or simply unrealistic. These ideas
can help you be in a better place to reach or if
necessary, revise any goals you might set for your self,
whether they are short term or long term goals.
reasonable goals for yourself. They can be *large* goals;
just be realistic. Don't set yourself up to miss your
make excuses. And if you fail, try another tact, angle,
plan, or direction.
3. Have a
solid plan or strategy for reaching your goal (s).
willing to make sacrifices to get what you want.
5. Stay "in
action" and don't allow yourself to get side tracked or to
slow down just because things become difficult.
blame others for anything. It serves no purpose, it takes
you out of focus of your goals, and it is a big "energy
7. If you
slip at one stage of your goal, re-plan it, and start in
on it. Do not let much time go by, or you will lose your
momentum, which can be an important tool in reaching a
consistent in your vision and in your highest desires.
9. Ask for
help from everyone you trust, respect and admire in
helping you reach your goals. You'll be surprised at how
willing many people are to help you.
positive "self-talk" and continue to believe in yourself
and in your ability to get where you want to go or to do
what you want to get done! Be persistent and keep your
mind and heart in your project. "Faint heart never won