Ever get distracted while working from home?
I bet just about everyone could answer yes to that question!
I know I can
One of the hardest parts about working from home for me as well as many others has been to stay focused on income producing activities.
There are so many “shiny objects” out there to check out. Oh, and don’t even get me started on all the social sites! I could spend all day on them… lol
So how do I keep myself from surfing and socializing all day long?
Well, I keep a very organized work space. I have a dedicated room (one of my grown son’s old bedroom) and turned it into my office.
My Home Office
There is no TV in my office; just nothing but music, my computer, and my dream board with lots of family on it
Part of staying focused is building good work habits so it will become second nature to you.
I have found working from home for the last 10+ years that it is best to use the 3 tips below to stay focused. I hope they help you too!
Next are my 3 tips to staying focused…
Tip 1: Work in 60-90 minute blocks. Set a timer and take a break after each cycle. Get up and walk around
Tip 2: Turn off all sites, including your email. Only have open what you are working on.
Tip 3: Keep a weekly routine. We all have tasks that we do on a weekly basis.
For example: Mondays I know I need to post a picture (with a story) on Instagram and send it out to my list and to other social sites. Tuesdays are for videos, and so on…
There are many online tools that can be used to help with the 3 tips to staying focused above.
I use Google Calendar to block out time on my calendar to get the tasks done first.
I also use the Google extension called Keep. I put my entire weekly routine on it by day. It also has the ability to set reoccurring tasks for those items that we all do each week.
Then I just add any tasks to the proper day that are a one off tasks. I know that some use Evernote too. Either tool works just fine.
What do you do to stay focused?
I would love to hear what works for you! Leave a comment below and share:)