How To Work From Home And Avoid Getting Distracted

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This episode is really for you if you find yourself getting distracted while working from home …especialy when you’re in the early stages of setting up your business.

As a solopreneur who’s now home full time, you might notice quite a bit of a change in your working habits, especially if you’re used to working in an office or with your boss close by. Sometimes, it can really be a struggle to set your goals and actually stick to them.

So in this episode I’m sharing three strategies I’ve learned to really hone in on the focus when working from home and how to avoid getting distracted.

1. When you’re just getting started, you need a clear path and to create structure for yourself.

Goals really help us to stay focused on what we need to do, and help us to prioritize the path we take to get there.

In fact, even if you’re not sure “what to work on next”, you can always reverse-engineer from your goals.

Along the way, keep track of what worked and what didn’t. This will give you the ability to be more efficient and productive during future projects.

2. Working from home full time, by yourself, means that you need to be your own boss.

One of the most beneficial parts of having a boss comes in the sense that you have some external motivation to get your projects done.

When you’re working from home, don’t let yourself off the hook! It’s easy to get sucked into Netflix binge watching, doing household chores instead of important tasks… but you have to essentially act as your own boss.

3. Write down a list of your top 3 most important things to get done each day.

Off The Charts Business PodcastThree is such a manageable number to work on so that you can better keep yourself focused and motivated on the right areas of your work life.

I also re-write my focus list at the start of each week to make sure I’m working on my priorities.

In short, the ability to stay focused on your work and not let yourself be distracted has a lot to do with self-discipline and manageable goals that can be achieved on a daily or weekly timeline.

If you have another tip or trick that helps you stay focused when working from home, please share it below!

2 Comments

  1. Gina on December 7, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Thank you for sharing these tips! Good reminders :)



  2. Richelle on December 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Great tips, thank you! It is so easy to get caught up on a (virtual) tangent. Next thing you know it’s 2pm and you haven’t started for the day.