Work From Home - Tips To Be 120% More Productive

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Working from home certainly has it's advantages we all know that.

But sometimes that wonderful freedom of working in your underwear surrounded by delivery menus, papers everywhere, things to do lists buried under other things to do list, presents a problem that needs to be addressed quickly.

My solution....

Pretend you have company coming over even if you don't!

Take that shower, brush those teeth, fix that hair, get organized and tidy up the place!

You will feel great after and be much more productive.

Hey at worse you can just go out for some air, go shopping for needful things or just enjoy your favorite book store ...the one with the great ambience inside.


Any other tips on staying productive while working from home?
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  • Profile picture of the author medallion
    Mr Steve,

    You are absolutely correct.

    Even though I work from home, I dress neatly in the morning and pretend I am in a full office building. I go into my office and only come out for a quick coffee and lunch. Then, it's straight back to it. I am hard on myself as this is the only way to really move ahead and push ourselves. When there is no other boss, we need to be seriously disciplined. The results are worth the effort!

    Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author Susovan
    I aspire to start working from home and these observations and advices will help me a lot to remain tuned......
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    • Profile picture of the author Zanen22
      I think one of the most important aspects to successfully working at home is to eliminate distractions and make sure you're working in a place (office, living room, bedroom, kitchen) that you can 100% focus on. The smallest distractions will take a ton away from your work.
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      • Profile picture of the author ENJ Media
        I think I'll incorporate a few of these tips into my daily routine. But I try to leave the house around 12 or 1 in the afternoon just to get out for about an hour, and this does seem to contribute to a good frame of mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Newview
    I am really looking forward to the day when I can work at home. One thing I would enjoy doing is getting a jump start on the day, and start working early. There is so much you can accomplish by getting an early start on the day. Then perhaps a power nap in the afternoon, and I can go until 2am if needed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nereah
      Originally Posted by Newview View Post

      I am really looking forward to the day when I can work at home. One thing I would enjoy doing is getting a jump start on the day, and start working early. There is so much you can accomplish by getting an early start on the day. Then perhaps a power nap in the afternoon, and I can go until 2am if needed.
      It is possible with focus and having a plan. And here we have excellent advice on how to be more effective when you are working from home. Good Luck
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    I find that doing exactly this helps alot, taking IM serious is an important factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author KAYEKINNEY
    When I made the jump, my husband bought me one of those signs for my home office with the clock on it that says OPEN on one side and CLOSED on the other. I don't punch a clock, I flip a sign.. when it's reading OPEN, I'm not doing anything but working. I flip it for lunch and I have seen him flip it to CLOSED for me when I have been at it too long and that's why I love him so. Having a great support team helps. Now, I would be lying if I said I wasn't brainstorming, researching or working after hours but the "Union" I am a member of (lol) has a liberal policy on such matters! Thankful for that and grateful for everything in my life! Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author barbaragconley
    Originally Posted by Mr Steve View Post

    Working from home certainly has it's advantages we all know that.

    It depends on your technique and attitude towards your work. Some just doing a big effort but still low income and the opposite.

    What work can you recommend for a newbie like me for instant big cash or to everyone?

    Waiting for your reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author melltonroper
    Working at home gives a lot of advantages one of that is the time freedom and of course you can be free from traffic, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author ConquistadorO
    Originally Posted by Mr Steve View Post

    Any other tips on staying productive while working from home?
    Meditation.

    Nothing helps more to clear my mind and keep a solid focus.
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    • Profile picture of the author macalixter
      Work from Home.. that is dfinitly one of my aspirations...
      Good advice, dudes!
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    • Profile picture of the author newgenlead
      Originally Posted by Mr Steve

      Working from home certainly has it's advantages we all know that.
      Thanks Mr Steve. You are absolutely RIGHT

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  • Profile picture of the author carlpicot
    I spent the last two days in my bedroom, either sat on the bed, or laying on it, with my dressing gown still on .. and my laptop literally on my lap .. till eventually my eyes needed a rest and I ventured in to the garden for some fresh air .. about 9.30 in the evening (on day 2).
    Ahhhh ... product creation - don't you just love it??


    I've got the cat for company, but she does't mind what state the place is in

    xxxxcarlxxxx
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  • Profile picture of the author joefalk
    Thats very true OP. Another tip is to go get some nice clothing, even if you work from home. Its gonna make you feel a lot better if you a wearing some nice clothes instead of a bathrob.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumdor
    Love the idea... But when to begin Work from Home? What should be the average income when one decides to quit regular office? What are the types of Real Online Jobs?
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  • Profile picture of the author warrich
    You guys are awesome, I dont know how do you come up with lots of great ideas.. I will try this, I get bored after two hours while working from home..
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Makarski
      I've read a number of books on time management and productivity and every one of them give you a little something you can use here and there. Recently I was going through one of Ryan Deiss' products where he talk about The Pomodoro Technique.

      I had to look it up. Both my wife and I work from home and we both work on our "pomodoros" LOL. (It takes it's name from the tomato-shaped kitchen timer).

      Here's the link to download the free book and forms you can print out and use daily.

      The Pomodoro Technique®

      If you were looking in a breakthrough in your productivity, creativity, and concentration, I believe this is it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MChriston
    Having worked from home for over 10 years, one of my personal favourites for effective working is a very simple idea.

    Once at your computer, do your email, check your facebook, look at WF ...then CLOSE COMPLETELY your email and web browser. Do not re-open until end of day. This small step massively reduces distractions and helps you maintain flow.

    (remember, if you break flow it can take upto 20mins to get "back into the groove", so the more distractions you can remove, the better)

    Another good one is to work with your own rhythm - If you are working from home then you do NOT have to follow the 9-to-5 regime, instead you can work to a schedule that best fits for you.

    You will have natural peaks and troughs in your day (and no two people are the same) so discover your rhythm and work with it. Natural high points are great for focused important work, natural lows are perfect for admin/mundane tasks.

    Essentially, whether you are a night owl or an early bird, change your working day accordingly.

    Enjoy!

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  • Profile picture of the author aeronat
    You know.. they say that when your house is organized, your mind will be too
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  • Profile picture of the author kathyflynn
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    make very strict target, i think this will works
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  • Profile picture of the author franksharp
    This is exactly what I need, thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjbmeb14
    I find since I started working from home that actually I look after myself better.
    When I first made the decision to make my income from home I set myself a strict regime, starting and finishing set hours.
    I would still shower and shave first thing before having breakfast.

    Now of course, my working hours are all over the place I now start earlier and finish later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dyer402
    Sounds like IM actually takes much more than just 2 hours a day i suggest daking up early and getting a good workout in followed by a healthy breakfast and shower. This sets your mind up to be focused for the entire day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Taking a shower and preparing yourself to work the same way you would if not working from home, makes all the difference. Avoid working from your bed, dress up so that you are ready to go out should the need arise.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Thank you Steve for your advise..

    I'll dress neatly to work from home tomorrow onwards..

    may God bless you,
    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Amazing post! Thanks a lot for the tips....it might be very helpful! thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author andreabolder
    There are definitely challenges to working from home. I found that using the Focus Booster app (implementing the Pomodoro technique) increased my productivity by two-fold. It keeps me focused and helps me concentrate on the task at hand. focusboosterapp.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Dandy
    Don't forget the family. I was spending 15hours a day in front of the computer and got annoyed if I was dragged away. Until the wife gave me a reality bollocking :-<
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    To stay productive while working at home, I start by taking a nice bath. I don't know, it just somehow clears my mind and gives the energy and zest to start a new day. In my own experience, I can plan better the activities for the say after taking a bath.
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  • Profile picture of the author chazvp
    That is a very nice idea. It is, indeed, nice to work when you feel great and everything is organized even if you are just working at home.
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