I'm sitting at my small desk in the living room, laptop booted up, legal assignment in hand. Or I have my planner open on the kitchen table, complete with an outline of my next blog post.
Three minutes later, I'm surfing the tv channels, tossing some laundry in the wash, or defrosting dinner.
The bed in the next room looks so warm and cozy.
Maybe I'll make a snack...
My children arrive home from school. No work is done. Working at home doesn't always work.
In the world of laptops and smart phones, work-at-home jobs can be done anywhere. I will work from home if I must (after doing chores and with all entertainment turned off).
But I would rather work somewhere else. Mostly, I frequent the local library, since it is quiet and free. There's also a great little coffee shop near my kids' school.
For those of us who don't work in an office, self-discipline is so important.
I know what motivates me to work - a quiet, public place. If possible, I met a work at home friend to keep me on task. It's like my own little office.
What motivates you?
A timer? A deadline? A schedule?
Whatever it is, figure it out.
It will change your work life for the better.
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