Any one can tell you it is not easy to work from home. You have to be very dedicated, organized and a bit of a scheduler freak.
Life as a work at home professional comes with many challenges. Deadlines that are unrealistic, but must be accomplished if you want to be the best in your field. Not enough hours in the day to work around. Too many meetings to go to. Not enough downtime to enjoy life. But hey, bills need to be pay, right?
My advised to all the wonderful work@home individuals is this.
Set your goals from the start.
Yes, set your goals. If you are going to work 10, 20, 30 or even 40 hours a week. Stick to it.
Do not overwhelmed yourself with too much work. Be realistic, if you are being paid, by project, assignment or even by the minute you are on a call. Set your own expectation and meet does goal. Sometimes short-term goals are easier to achieve than long-term goals.
Give yourself time to unwind and relax.
If you do not give yourself time to relax you can burn yourself out. Go out and have fun. Take the fresh air. Dress to impress yourself not others. You are living “the dream”. Enjoy it.
Keep your head high.
You are working, you are getting paid, you are your own boss. Congratulate yourself. You are a success. Now let’s keep ourselves there.