It can be extremely easy to find yourself distracted when you have a work at home job. So it is important that you figure out a way that you can get your job done with less distractions and become a more productive work at home employee.
Of course the first thing is to try and make sure that the area you work in is quiet. Do your best to get away from the things that might distract you, the TV would be a prime example. Also make sure that the work area doesn’t contain a bunch of clutter, this can be quite distracting.
You should be comfortable in the area you are working in. If this means spend a little money on a really good chair then you should do it. You are not going to be very productive if you find yourself squirming around all the time because your chair isn’t very comfortable.
Make sure that you set up a work schedule for yourself that includes real breaks. Real breaks means move away from the computer, go walk around the house, go outside, take a walk down the block but whatever you do, don’t sit at the desk during your break. That doesn’t do much good. Let’s say you work a regular eight hour shift so this means you should take two different 15 minute breaks and a lunch.
A good idea is to set a timer and pretend it’s a race against time and see how much work you can get done in an hour, in 30 minutes or in 20 minutes. After you do little timed spurts like this, take a five or ten minute break as a reward for doing a good job.
You should not set goals for yourself that simply cannot be accomplished. If you try to do too much you are only going to set yourself to fail and eventually you will become discouraged. So set your goals lower and that way you won’t be too hard on yourself.
You should consider grouping tasks that are similar together, for instance if you are a writer and have different topics and need a certain amount of articles for each topic, try and do all of the articles for one topic before you move onto the next topic. If you switch from topic to topic without finishing all of the articles in one topic this could actually become distracting.
It’s always a good idea that the night before you sit down and plan out the next day. This could just be an outline but make sure that you cover all of the bases. You should include all the things you need to do for work as well as anything you might need to do around the house or any errands you may need to run.
Make sure to never rush through your work, remember those who you are doing work for would rather see quality than quantity if the quantity is of poor quality.