||Get Up & Get Dressed on a Schedule
– If you develop a mindset that you
have come to work on time and perform tasks
everyday, you feel more professional.
|| Keep a Routine – There is a work
schedule that you must follow. In this case,
you are expected to work from 6AM to 3PM
or 7AM to 4PM, with a 30-minute lunch break
at 11am your time zone being the only official
lunch break. Manage your time well so you
don’t end up doing non work related
things and cramming to finish your task
toward the end of the day.
||Some may consider inviting a friend or
family member over at home when you are
on working time to chat as not much of a
big deal. Now, picture yourself working
in an office and you invite a friend to
chat with you during working hours. Your
employer would not let you do that because
it will distract your focus away from work.
This same principle applies when you are
working as a contractor at home. Just because
you are at home doesn’t mean you are
available to do personal things or can have
friends over during working hours.
||Setup a Particular Workspace – Whether
it’s in another room, or just a corner,
make sure you have a place to call “your
private office”. Call it your private
office and refer to it as your office. Inform
everyone in the household that it is YOUR
OFFICE and is therefore off limits for them
during office hours.
|| Inform your friends and family that though
you’re working from home, it is a
regular, fulltime job and not just a hobby.
Some people think that working from home
is not a serious business. It is, only you’re
located in the home. It is very important
that people living with you take your job
seriously the way you take it seriously.
You need to educate the people living with
you that working hours must be spent on
work and not for personal stuffs.
||When you work from home, you are cocooned
in your space at home and spend hours just
in front of the computer. To rejuvenate
your self, call some friends and catch up
after working hours every weekday. You could
also just go out and walk, this will take
care of the muscles that have stayed still
the whole day!