How to Stay Focused While Working from Home

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Working from home sounds like so much fun when you think about it. You get to avoid the annoying commute, don’t have to dress up or do makeup early in the morning, and you feel like you have all the time in the world to finish the daily tasks. However, once you actually start working from home, you notice that there are many distractions you didn’t anticipate: dirty dishes, loud neighbors, easily accessible TV, etc. How do you stay focused and get the work done?

Work When You’re Most Productive

This is different for everyone. Perhaps your best hours are early in the morning when everyone’s asleep, or, similarly, late at night after everyone’s gone to bed. Figure it out and get the most use out of that time.

Set Boundaries

Since your work hours are flexible, you might accept calls and even visits throughout the day. This is a recipe for disaster. Define the boundaries and make sure those around you respect your working hours.

Take Breaks

Every hour or so, take a break that will allow your brain to relax and get you ready for the next batch of work. Don’t use it on social media, though. Grab a snack or do some exercise – it’s important to stay energized if you want to be productive.