By Karen Beaman
So you work from home—or you want to. It’s a great way to bring balance to your life and make time for the things that are important to you. Whether you want more time for your family, friends, a hobby or just downtime to decompress, working from home and ditching that long commute can help. But it can be easy to get distracted when you work from home, so learning how to work more efficiently is critical to your work-from-home success.
Here are some tips for working from home that have helped me work more efficiently.
1. Stop multitasking.
Everyone thinks they’re good at it—I can read this email while I’m listening to a conference call, no problem!—but dividing your attention means you’re not really paying attention to either activity. Better to focus on one thing at a time, cross it off your list and move on.
2. Remove as many distractions as possible.
Sometimes your office doubles as your gym or your craft room and it’s easy to get distracted thinking about how much you need to exercise this week or when you’re going to start that new project. Stop it! Put a screen around your recumbent bike, cover your project table, do whatever you need to so distractions are out of sight and out of mind. (more…)
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