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Plan for Success

by Latisha Porter (follow)
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Working from home offers some benefits, such as flexible hours, no commuting time, working in the comfort of your own home, or no need for childcare. The benefits are awesome, but you must remember that you are still responsible for work and you must be able to meet specific deadlines. In order to do this, it is important for you to plan for success every day.

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First, you should set a work schedule to help form a consistent work routine. In addition, this will help you build your time management skills and stay on task throughout the day as well.

Second, make sure to dress for work every day because this helps to separate work time from personal time. Simply put, no pajamas in your work area.

Third, make an office and create a dedicated workspace that will help you stay focused. Keep your office clean and organized which will help you stay more productive throughout the day.

Fourth, setup the appropriate communications in your home office. Good communications, such as a phone, fast internet connection, wireless printer, etc. In addition, it is important for you to determine your nearest back up sources of internet service. For example, you could visit a local coffee shop or your local library.

Fifth, take breaks throughout the day for proper meal times, to stretch your muscles, and to walk outside. Believe it or not, this will give you more energy to get your work done.

Once you plan for success with your work at home career, be careful of many distractions that may occur during your work day, such as:

• Household Chores
• Family or Pets
• Running Personal Errands
• Personal Projects or Phone Calls
• Social Media
• Online Shopping
• Eating All Day

While working from home offers benefits to those who plan for success every day, it takes a certain amount of focus to avoid various distractions that may occur in your home as well. Remember, practice makes perfect. Good luck!

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