As I explored slideshare.net to upload one of my VA step by step tutorials, I came across this one inspiring freelancer shared by Steve Scott, who is also known as a keynote author and blogger . Very interesting, right?
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So I am sharing this 5 Habits for Working from Home Around Kids for all Virtual Assistants/Professionals as this may give us more inputs on how to cope with the sweet distractions in our home office.
5 Habits for Working from Home Around Kids
- Habits for Working from Home Around Kids 5 @HabitsGuy
- The days of commuting to work are numbered and the days of working from home are on the rise.
- But children have a hard time understanding that you are working from home.
- All they see is a parent at home, who’s job is to feed, change, play, clean up after, and take care of them.
- So what do you do? How do you reclaim your work hours while staying in the comfort of your home?
- Get Up Early Get up as early as you possibly can, especially before your children wake up.
- That quiet time, without children, will become your most effective time of the day.
- Having that peace while working will help you focus your creativity into your work and finish up harder tasks.
- Use Interruptions as Breaks No matter how well behaved your children are and how hard your spouse works, you will be interrupted.
- Instead of ignoring the interruption or treating it like a distraction from your work, treat it like a mental break.
- Just remember to keep track of your breaks and return to work after a good amount, like 10-15 minutes.
- Act Like You’re Going to Work An effective morning routine helps your brain set up for the work day and gives you time to warm up.
- Get up, take a shower, dress professionally, and grab some breakfast and coffee.
- That way, you body and mind are expecting a normal work day instead of a lazy weekend in your pajamas.
- Take Advantage of Online Tools One of the biggest downsides to working from home is not being able to collaborate with peers.
- Luckily, we live in a day of technology filled with ways to fix this problem.
- Be part of the conversation with chat programs and collaboration tools. • Run digital meetings from your computer. • Work together on projects in real time.
- Create a “Traffic Light” System Hang a sign over your work space that indicates your availability, with different signals representing expected behavior.
- This helps communicate your needs with your children without actually needing to talk with them and risk being drawn into longer interruptions.
- Separate Work from Home Set a firm time to end your work day, power down the computer and rejoin your family.
- Want to stop procrastinating while working at home?
Good luck and may the Gem be with you!