Raise your hand if you work from home or work remotely. I know there are a lot of you out there. And, I bet you know that working from home is great. But, working from home can prove to be just as much a curse as it is a blessing. I imagine a lot of you reading this are nodding your heads right along with me.
Why can working from home be so difficult? The ugly truth is that it can be hard to motivate yourself. As a fellow work-from-homer, I know this struggle all too well. You try to get up early and go get ‘em, but with freedom and many distractions, sometimes your motivation gets pummeled to the ground like a fallen bull rider.
But, there’s one thing that really pushes me to get ‘er done: routine. As an independent worker, building a strong routine is essential to being productive and crushing your to-do list. Here’s some of the routine components that have really pushed me to work well at home:
These are just a few practices I have found helpful in my work-from-home journey. What are your routine non-negotiables? Let me know in the comments.
Hi, I'm Emma!
A Maryland girl who moved to Washington state seeking adventure, I adore writing and delight in sharing my favorite things. I celebrate whimsy and you can find me doing a happy dance when something really strikes my fancy.