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In response to the pandemic virus, it has become imperative for businesses to either shut down completely or allow their employees to work from home. For lots of employees, the idea of working from home is totally new in practical terms. Somehow, if you intend to keep your job and have your salary paid, you may have to concur.
Well, I understand how working from home feels especially for those who haven’t tried it before now. I remember how it feels when I started working from home in 2015. I have worked and still work in the conventional office space as well. So I think it is appropriate to give heads up to people who will be doing it for the first time.
Greatest Deceit To Deal With
Working from home is a lot different from the conventional work from the office. The greatest deceit of all time when working from home is the thought that there is time. You will most likely have this feeling in the morning especially getting up to set up for the day. And when you finally do, you will find yourself pushing some activities forward until you will discover there is no more time and you have to be rushing. This may affect the quality of your work and your deliverables. Be careful! Procrastination is still the thief of time.
Greatest Thing To Avoid
Working from home is great and enjoyable. The number one thing to avoid consciously is a distraction. If you are not determined, you will easily be distracted from the work. The world around you may impact your productivity and result if care is taken. So avoid sounds, movements, and other things that can’t help you succeed at work while you work from home.
Greatest Resources For Work From Home
If you intend to be successful in the work from home practice, you need two important resources. These two resources can make or Mar your efforts while you work from home.
The first is a well-written plan which spells out what you want to do. The plan must have timelines and the modules Operandi. In my experience working from home as a freelancer, you really can’t do much without a plan. Make a plan strategic and ensure you follow the plans. Make amends where necessary but don’t work without a plan.
The second resource is time. This can’t be overemphasized. When working from home every second counts. Before you know it, the whole time is gone and you haven’t achieved or done the work. Have a time map for the day as you begin your work. It is quite deceitful sometimes, just because you are at home, you may not know that you’re not doing much until the day ends. Track your time with work done. It is important.
To be continued…