A few of have asked for me to share some of my tips to working from home as I have spent four of the past eight years in my current job working remotely and from a home office.
I have probably 100 plus tips I could share. This will be my first installment of 5 basic tips and next Wednesday I will share another 5 tips. And if you think these are bogus and you don’t care, you can tell me that tidbit of information. However these are just my little steps I follow to make my routine work best for my family, career and me. Writing down what my routine is a good exercise for me and maybe I will find a tip for myself that includes cleaning and organizing my office because that is not a part of my current work from home routine.
Between 7:30AM and 8AM, my children are off to school or daycare and when I walk back in the door of my house, I walk into my home office and go to work. It’s me at my computer with my phone and video camera. I communicate daily with people across numerous time zones through video conference calls, phone, social networks and email on my computer.
Mentally, I have to leave my household duties, mommy jobs and now do my professional job when I enter my home office.
I love my career but it takes training, routine and being mentally prepared to do this every day.
Next Wednesday, I will fill you on my next 5 tips that get me through the work day most efficiently and effectively. And one of them could be NOT blogging during your work day which is why I have strategically scheduled this post!