Do you have the discipline to work from home?
I’m sure the thought of working from home crosses everyone’s minds at least once in their career. Wouldn’t it be a dream? Sitting in the comfort of your own home and avoiding any sort of commute – except for maybe a detour to the kitchen for another cup of coffee or an extra pet for the pup!
It can be more of a challenge than you think. But if you have the right discipline and work ethic, it can be very rewarding! Here at Full Circle Public Relations, we exercise what we call “Flex Friday” – which means that we have the option to work from home on Fridays. I love the flexibility, but it’s certainly not for everyone.
This article from Mashable shares tips for maintaining a productive workday from your home. Here are a few that stand out to me:
- Keep yourself organized by writing lists and making sure your calendar is up-to-date
- Maintain proactive communication with colleagues (GChat is a life saver!)
- Stay motivated by giving yourself daily, weekly, or even hourly goals