Whenever I tell someone I work from home, their response is usually “Wow! I wish I could work at home!”
Well….they’re right and wrong about that.
Working from home definitely has its perks. I can set my own schedule, I take breaks when I feel like it (for the most part), and I have instant access to my house and family.
But there are also drawbacks to working from home and one of the biggest is needing to motivate myself to get stuff done. I have no boss standing over my shoulder and no workmates to inspire me to be productive. It’s all on me.
Which is exhausting.
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3 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Work from Home
To be fair, I’ve had a lot of practice at working on my time. I was homeschooled from seventh grade onward and the responsibility for getting my schoolwork done was completely on me. That was my first experience at setting my own work schedule.
In addition, both of my parents were entrepreneurs, so I got to witness firsthand why self-discipline is so essential to making a self-employed business work.
Personally, I’ve worked from home since 2009. Over the years, I found a few work at home productivity tips that are simple, effective, and easy to adapt. I use them regularly and they do not fail to get me moving, no matter how much I’m dragging in the morning.
Take a look at the three work at home productivity tips I use to get my day started over at With the Huddlestons!
Do you work at home? How do you get your butt in gear when it’s time to work? Share your tried-and-tested work at home productivity tips in the comments!
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