7 Time management tips for working at home

7 time management tips for working at home

Time management is a real issue when working from home, no doubt. We try to build a successful business, taking care of bills, chores while also having a life. Working at home does indeed have many advantages, yet it might not be as easy as it sounds, after all.

There’s so much to do and only so much time you have at our disposal, sometimes you just jump from one thing to the next with barely any time to breathe. That’s why having a schedule is crucial to the success and well-being of you and your business. But things can happen, messing your schedule up.

Here are some tips I’ve found useful

Since I started working from home in May, teaching online English classes, I’ve found working at home can feel like a struggle sometimes. Especially having University to learn for, exams to take and blogs to keep updated. So here’s what I do to fight the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Tip 1: Make a schedule

This is by far the most important of them all and the one I struggled most with. I need time to write and doing it in the evening when I am tired, just doesn’t work as well. So I had to wake up earlier and write, then do my other things, while also being careful that everything important gets done.

Tip 2: One task at a time

I’ve found that focusing on one thing at a time is the most beneficial, as it lets me get it done faster and move on to other chores I might have to do. I’ve tried writing for 10 minutes then doing dishes while thinking of what to write next and making food in between the two. It just didn’t work as each task took me more time than it should and I ended up not writing anything past those 10 minutes.

Tip 3: Find your peak time

I used to leave writing for the evening when I was most tired and I would end up not being able to write anything because I was too tired. So it is important to find the time you feel most fresh and at ease for taking on the most important tasks of the day, before you’re too tired to get to them.

Tip 4: Eliminate or replace time wasters7 time management tips for working at home

I found myself watching movies too much, but I didn’t want to eliminate the habit, so I ended up replacing the movies with watching how to videos and learning new skills I could use to better myself. Then there’s social media, which thankfully is not one of my issues, but it might be for you. Taking those 5 minutes to check your Facebook in the middle of a task can ruin your concentration and productivity. Instead, you can make it a reward, for every task completed, you allow yourself 10 minutes of social media.

Tip 5: Design a workspace

I used to think this wasn’t all that important, that I could write anywhere, laying in bed and all. But staying in bed, where I sleep, makes me tired, makes me think of sleep, procrastination and everything of sorts. We associate certain locations with actions, like kitchen and eating. So it is most beneficial to design a space just for working, so your body knows that it’s time to focus and let go of the distractions.

Tip 6: Time is limited

I used to procrastinate so much that I ended up not writing anything on my blog for 14 months. It was always tomorrow, there was always time later. Enough, everyday matters and every little step made is a step forward. If a task is important enough, don’t procrastinate, reward yourself with the pleasure of seeing it accomplished. I imagine where my blog would be if I would have done this and didn’t procrastinate and it eats at me. Don’t let it do the same to you.

Tip 7: Reward yourself

Don’t overdo it, even if you are so eager to do the next 100 things by tomorrow. You’ve accomplished what you had planned for today so you’re great, go for a walk, go to the gym, go out and have some fun, reward yourself. Don’t let working at home become a chore, instead look forward to it. I used to just work then go on with my day as usual and grew to hate what I was doing. Rewarding myself got back the joy of writing, knowing that after I am done I get to relax without feeling guilty tomorrow is a great feeling.

It’s impossible to do it all, there will always be priorities. What you can do is make yourself one and manage your time better, to feel better. If you want to know how I started my websites and made them earn me money and do the same, you could think about having your own affiliate marketing website. Learn here everything you need to know.

 

2 Responses to “7 Time management tips for working at home

  • H Phomrong Maring
    1 year ago

    You put up your 7 time management tips. These are indeed important to observe in the finding of a real success online.
    I agree with you in having a proper schedule which is crucial, and doing one task at a time.
    It is also equally important to find the best time when we are not tired. You have also markedly emphasized not to overwork when we feel that the work we have invested for the day may not seem enough.These are all true in making a steady pace to achieve the set goals in us.

    On the top of all these information, I suggest you to put up some feature images. And also some banners on your sidebar which will certainly add more radiance and credibility to your website.

    Wishing all the best in your online journey.

    • Thank you, I will certainly do that as well. I am still in the process of making the website the way I want it to look. When I am done with it, it will have more things in the sidebar. Thank you for your comment

      All the best to you as well

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