We all know how difficult it can be to stay on task when you're working from home or even in a coffee shop with the temptations of Netflix and everything else that is more entertaining than working ;)
We've become masters of staying on task, getting our work done and still having a personal life when 5pm rolls around. Check out these helpful tips so you can do the same!
It sounds silly, but it's the best advice I can give you...
THE REWARDS SYSTEM!
Treating yo'self is great, but make sure you get your work done first. For example, tell yourself you have to finish editing the entire reception before you can get another cup of coffee (works for me every time.) Or tell yourself you can't take a break and watch an episode of The Office until your inbox is empty.
MAKE TO-DO LISTS!
Lists are fun. They're even more fun when you get the satisfaction of crossing things off. Write down all the tasks you have for the day so you're more motivated to keep things moving.
This one really works for me. If I'm working from home instead of a coffee shop for the day, I always make myself get dressed. Getting dressed and even putting on a little makeup helps me get out of bed and gives me the motivation to get ishhhhh done! In addition, work at the kitchen table or at your desk. Make sure you work anywhere from bed (I know we've all fallen asleep mid-editing session...)
HAVE OFFICE HOURS!
Hey, you have to have a personal life too! It's crazy important to have actual office hours and only work during those hours. Don't you want to enjoy time with your spouse or partner instead of answering emails at 9:00pm? You should!