Working from Home
What does Working from Home look like to you?
(This picture was actually on Black Friday morning (I also had a mini computer up and running to the left. Normally I only work on one computer. LOL)
It is a dream of yours to be able to work at home? Do you work at home and wish you could get out of your home?
Jennifer talked about balance yesterday in her post. That is so true – it is hard to keep the balance. But I want to talk today about what you hope to accomplish out of working from home?
Do you think you are productive working at home…..or not disciplined enough to be productive.
For me….it is a blessing.
I have worked and still do out of the home – in nursing. But majority of my work is out of the home now. My organizing business is of course a combination. I organize in other people’s homes….but I can still make my own schedule. But I have been doing more blogging, social media work now than actual in house organizing.
With having 9 year old triplets I still have to get them back and forth to school (we don’t have busing any more), so this allows me to take and pick them up without a problem.
I admit that you have to be disciplined to work out of your home. Here are a few tips that help me:
1) I keep the TV and radio off.
2) I make lists of what I need to accomplish
3) I try to keep my phone calls to a minimum unless they are work related
4) I try to schedule specific days that I get my laundry done etc.
I don’t know about you, but there are some days when I am highly motivated and can throw back all kinds of work. Then other days when I am just not “there” and don’t get nearly as much accomplished as I had hoped. But what is nice is that on my “off” days I can go slower…and on my “on” days I can work extra to make up for it. In an office or official away from home job – you don’t get that luxury.
My husband and I have an on going joke. He asks what I did today. I frequently will say…. “I put my feet up and watched Oprah and ate bon bons hun”.
Actually my husband is very supportive of my blogging and social media. Since it isn’t bringing in enough to pay all the bills yet….that is a good thing!