Oh, the glorious couch! Working from home has many advantages: there's no commute, none of the same distractions you have in an office full of people, you can walk your own dog, save money on lunches out, and the list goes on. The big downside to the arrangement? It takes discipline. Here's my best advice for staying focused and checking off the list.
- Get Dressed - It may sound trivial, but you'll feel more productive when you're not working in the same clothes you slept in. I love pj's as much as the next person, but oversized drawstring pants don't exactly scream time for work. Shower and put on clothes that you wouldn't necessarily wear to bed.
- Organize Your Day - There are even more ways to procrastinate at home than at the office. Laundry suddenly sounds like a blast when you're on the hook for a less than exciting project. Use time goals, like writing down what you'll accomplish before noon, and keep an up-to-date to-do list to organize your priorities.