Working from the comfort of your own home can at times feel like a breeze. You can be in your undies and still be able to score a couple of bucks thanks to being able to work at home. However, it’s not always as amazing as it sounds. Especially when you get easily distracted (like me). I eventually got so frustrated at getting so distracted that I knew I had to do something about it or I would never be able to work more efficiently. Based on experience, I’ve managed to follow these tips to help me stay concentrated on my work rather than what show I should watch next on Netflix.
Create A Schedule
Create a schedule where you include working hours as well as break times. Get as much as possible done during your work time so that when your break times pops in, you’ll be able to rest as much as you like or you can even get done a couple of house chores before going back to work.
Take Care of the Distractions
“Are things really driving you nuts? The laundry pile stressing you out? Scheduling not helping? Then take care of the distractions as quickly and efficiently as possible, and then sit down and do your work. You’ll focus better once the distractions are taken care of. Sometimes I just HAVE to clean things and it doesn’t matter if I have a scheduled cleaning time for the afternoon, I want things clean NOW. So I rearrange my schedule, knock out what’s bothering me, and then breathe a sigh of relief and get to work. That’s one of the nice things about working from home”. (Source: erineflynn.com).
Create a Workspace
Keep your workspace as far as possible from your personal space. If you work in your personal space you’ll only be distracted almost all the time. For example, if you work in your room and you have a TV in your room you’ll be tempted to turn on your TV. Even if you tell yourself you’ll only watch TV for “a couple of minutes” we both know that’s impossible and you’ll end up binge watching anything on TV.
Close the Door
Shut the door the minute you walk into your workspace. By closing the door, you’ll minimize any kind of distraction and you’ll be able to concentrate a lot more and therefore getting work done a lot more efficiently.