Working from Home: Tips for Success
I’ve worked from home periodically throughout my career with varying levels of success when it comes to productivity. Along the way I’ve learned some simple and effective lessons that work for me, and I hope you’ll find them beneficial too.
The keys to working remotely are discipline and routine. It’s tempting to think, “Oh, I’m working from home… I’ll just set my alarm a little bit later and roll out of bed a few minutes before I need to start.” From my experience, this is a dangerous path that leads to days of lower productivity and fulfillment.
The big message here is that it’s important to make working from home as close to a regular workday as possible. Yes, working remotely will eliminate your dreaded commute and give you access to the comforts of home, but that doesn’t mean you should sleep in or get lazy with your routines.