Question by : How do I stay motivated with respect to running a home based business.?
How can I keep myself on the right track so I get all the things accomplished I need to get done on a daily basis with out falling into the pitfalls of working from home?
Answer by Oldschooljeep48
That is very hard. It takes alot of discipline to not get distracted by life at home, especially if you share it with other family members. Here is what helped me out:
The best way i found was to “set” working hours for myself and close my office door. If I couldn’t get myself into work mode and concentrate, I wouldn’t get much done.
Also what helps is making a “to-do” list for the day at the beginning of each morning. Be realistic with the list and tell yourself your not going to do anything else until you get these done. If you have to, get a few things done and have a little break, just like you would at work, just dont get off track.
Lastly, find what distracts you and eliminate it! If its browsing the internet on non work related things, try getting a filter that you can set to block you during certain hours to help keep you focused. Always get dressed, its too easy to be lazy when still in pj’s. Maybe you need to turn off the radio show and listen to a soft cd for some noise. You get the idea, its nice to work from home, but if you don’t work, you loose the home…
Keep at it, you will find what works for you.
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