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Procrastination - How To become more productive working from home

Apr 23, 2008
If you were a person working from home, you would agree that time is money and you just cannot afford to be non-productive. Especially with so many distractions along the way, it is difficult to spend your valuable hours in earning income from home. Here are some effective ideas on how to increase your personal productivity while working from home.

Rise and shine, because starting early in the morning is great

Being a family man working from home you'd know this is important. If you get up 2-3 hours eariler than usual, odds are you'll find you get a lot more done, simply because of less distractions, the ability to plan and schedule tasks and there are no phones ringing. On top of all these benefits, you are well rested and have lots of time to organize, which is the key to increase productivity.

A daily or a weekly planner is a necessity to know the activities for the whole week. With this planner you cannot possibly miss a doctor's appointment or any other important meeting you plan to have due to a busy schedule in your daily life.

Prepare a daily checklist

Most people don't have the mind capacity to remember so many tasks at once. So, being able to write down most of the important things would help you get things done on time. When you are done with a task, simply cross it off your list. Spend your energy focusing on DOING and not on trying to figure out what you need to do. A checklist is also a great way to accomplish several tasks in a day.

Self-Motivate yourself

You could read a lot of books on this subject. You need to give yourself a motivational boost on and off to set your goals and accomplish them. Motivation slogans, A mission statement, cartoon pictures that remind you of your responsibility, etc. are all small things that could fuel your energy for the day.

Make use of Office Automations

We live in the world of automation and internet. You can automate most of your tasks to virtual assitants in India... Save yourself tons and tons of time, work, energy and struggle with something you may not be familiar with. Just give it to someone else, get a robot or software to do your work instead. Leverage what you got. Take a rest once in a while too!

Try to take a 10-minute break every two hours during which time you could check on the children or read your mail or just flip through pages of a magazine as a way of relaxation. Make sure you do not take too long a break. That might put you off for the rest of the day.

Use these simply, but effective tips to get more done from home. Now you can't complain about not having any time to do things. People around you will start to ask where all this sudden productivity came from, since they knew you as a procrastinator before!
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