Here are 4 steps to avoid procrastination when working from home:
1. Set-Up A Home Office
It’s really hard to work at the comfort of your home knowing that your bed or couch is just a few steps away. Setting up your home office is the first thing you need to do to avoid procrastination.
2. Install Productivity Softwares To Keep On Track
Working from home can sometimes mean working alone with no human interaction and no other people that can help you with your tasks. Installing productivity softwares will help remind you in your daily tasks.
3. Write Down Your Tasks, Set Priorities
Keep yourself from being crowded with so many work all at the same time. In most cases, too many tasks can also cause you to procrastinate. Being overloaded with tasks can cause us to be overwhelmed and instead of working on it right away, we procrastinate by thinking too much on what to do first. We eventually end up finding ourselves achieving nothing.
Set your priorities and start working on them one by one, more importantly, set priorities. Setting a deadline for each task is a great help.
4. Motivate Yourself With Rewards
Rewards are something you give to others or yourself after achieving something. Treat your self to the movies or to the spa after ticking off everything from your to-do list. Having something to look forward to while working is a good way to motivate yourself to finish tasks on time.
Working from home means that you control your time, therefore you control your productivity. When I started freelancing about 3 years ago, it was really difficult for me to keep motivated on a daily basis. Setting goals and milestones helped me to keep up with my deadlines.
If you have a routine when working from home and that has been effective for you in avoiding procrastination, comment it below. I’d love to hear from you.
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