The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel
It enables parents to work around the family and get more involved in their children’s schooling and activities. It also makes it possible to live a more spontaneous lifestyle where, at a drop off a hat, you can go shopping, attend an appointment or even go for a swim, because you can.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gates
Working from home is the dream for many, however domestic chores and professional duties don’t mix. Some people can’t separate the professional from the personal while working from home and therefore end the day more exhausted than commuting workers.
It’s a fact that those who tackle both domestic and professional duties during their home-based work day are actually more exhausted at day’s end than those battling traffic or public transport and a full day at the office.
This should serve as a warning to those working from home and following are some tips to avoid telecommuter fatigue.
I need to work to support my family. – Tori Spelling
Would your partner tolerate you or a family member turning up at their office with a list of personal errands for them to run? Absolutely, not! Your home office is your workplace so discourage the drop-ins, screen your phone calls and learn to say ‘no’ to requests during work hours.
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life. Because you become what you believe. – Oprah Winfrey
To help you make the most of your day, consider getting up at the same time every day. Possibly start the day with some exercise, showering and hitting your desk at roughly the same time every day.
Nothing will work unless you do.– Maya Angelou
Create a work environment conducive to success and try to surround yourself with a bright and organized space that includes an ergonomic desk, chair, computer and mouse.
Culture drives great results. – Jack Welch
Set some goals for each day, manage your diary, schedule in tasks but also phone calls and emails that need attention. Keep your to do list where you can see it and at the end of the day review what you have got through and where you could have better utilised your time.
Working from home does offer lots of advantages by allowing you to get some domestic duties done to create more leisure time on weekends. Fair enough, but create a process to safeguard your professional time. Schedule personal breaks mid-morning, lunch and maybe mid-afternoon. This is the time to put the washing on, go to the bank, supermarket etc.
Home-based businesses play an important role in communities around the world. Millions of people operate a business from home and the number is rapidly increasing due to the flexibility a home based business offers.
Finding the right business opportunity can be a job in itself, but key for success. Make sure you put the time and effort to find the perfect business solution for you and your family, it will definitely be well worth it in the long run.
There are many businesses advertised for sale. Make sure you ask lost of questions and get all the facts you need to make a decision that you are comfortable with. Only you can decide which, if any business is right for you. Remember, all business requires a lot of work before you see results and beware of ‘get-rich’ schemes or claims of guaranteed income.
Make sure that you carry out your own research and investigate all business opportunities until you feel confident and assured that it’s the right one for you.
I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream and by tuning into one another’s secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers. – Oprah Winfrey
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