For people who work outside of the home, typically for a boss, the nature of the jobs are different than for people who work from home. Working for a boss means that you have a set number of hours and that you are expected to come in at a certain time and leave at a certain time.
Because you are out of the home and in an office setting, you are, in essence, being watched. You’re working, and your boss is keeping tabs on your work.
That is not the case for those who work from home. When you work from home, most likely as your own boss You decide when to start work and when to end work. You also decide when to take breaks or a lunch. The amount of work that you get done depends entirely on your organization and motivation.
Managing time efficiently working from home can be a challenge for people, particular for those who are new to working at home. What are some tips to take into consideration for people who are working from home?
- Schedule Your Next Day Every Night Before You Go To Bed Or That Morning Before You Start Your Work.
It’s easier to get the things done that need to get done if you follow a schedule. Make a schedule at night before you go to bed or in the morning before you start your work. Chances are likely that you won’t stick to the plan 100 percent. However, it will help you to see, right in front of you, what needs to be done. Check off each task as it is completed.
Track Your Time For One Working Day
Chances are every day you are never able to get everything done that you want to get done. However, you may be sabotaging your efforts without knowing it.
For one day, track everything you do from the start of the day to the end of the day. Then review what you’ve recorded.
Are there times during the day when you’re spending more time on social media than you thought? Are you spending an inordinate amount of time with busy work that you may enjoy but that is not contributing to real results?-
Do The Hardest And Most Important Tasks First
During our day, it’s easy to avoid certain tasks that need to get done, and that require a large amount of energy and concentration. We tell ourselves that we’ll get to it eventually, but frequently we end up putting it off until tomorrow.
Take care of the important business matters first before you move to the lesser important matters. This will keep you organized and productive.
Chances are you will not get everything done that you want to get done, but with a real effort, you can accomplish most of your tasks. Be kind to yourself, and don’t beat yourself up if some things are left undone or unfinished.
Time management for the at home worker is a tricky thing, but it becomes less complicated with schedules and organization.