These days everyone can use time management tips. Many people think, if you work from home, you have nothing but time. All of us who work from home know that this is far from the truth. We often spend more time working the average eight-hour day. It is not easy, working from home, doing all the housework, running all the errands and spending time with our loved ones.
The best thing anyone who works from home can do is learn how to manage their time wisely. You must not only know, your schedule, but everyone else’s who lives in your household. That is where I am lucky there are only three people in my household. My son is a teenager and can take care of himself. Things are a little easier for me than, for those of you who have small children.
The best thing someone who works from home can do for themselves is set up a work schedule.
I work around my family’s schedule. I am the first one up in my home. I get up at 4am and do about two hours of writing. I do some housework and get my family ready for their day between 6am and 8am. I work from 8am until 12pm. If, I have errands, this is when I do them. From to 2pm to 5pm, I am writing again. I spend time with my family. Around 9pm, I finish up the writing I needed to do for that day and go to bed.
I have a small private office where I do my work. If, you don’t have the room to do this, I recommend, having a mobile home office. You can go into a private room after the kids are settled from coming home from school. When I am in my office everyone knows, not to bother unless they have to.
The best thing anyone who works from home can do for themselves is set up a schedule. You will be surprised at how much work you can get done when you are organized and know, what you have to do, when you have to do it.