There can be so many distractions when working from home, especially as a Social Media Manager – when your job is all about being on social media, aka probably one of the biggest distractions on the planet.
Working from home takes a lot of self-motivation and if you don’t put boundaries in place with yourself, you might get burnt out and/or not get anything of substance done.
Have a set workspace
Having a set workspace is key to being more productive. I find I get the most done in my office instead of trying to work while lounging on the couch. While it’s nice to be able to do sometimes, it shouldn’t be made a habit. I feel like when you’re working from home sometimes it’s tough to turn off work mode so separating your workspaces really helps that and allows for you to have a better work/life balance.
Have a structured routine
As entrepreneurs, we generally do have more freedom than those in the corporate world but I still think having structure is really important. I try to do client calls on Tuesdays and Thursdays and podcast interviews only on Thursdays. Monday and Wednesdays are my client-heavy days while I reserve Fridays for admin stuff and my CEO days.
Take frequent breaks
I am pretty terrible at taking breaks throughout the day but I think its really crucial to uplevel your productivity. Give your eyes a moment or two away from your computer and phone to eat, take a walk, go workout, etc.
Don’t make sleeping in a habit
As someone who is not a morning person, this is easier said than done but I don’t let myself sleep in past 8 typically during the week. The later I start my day, the later I’ll have to work so I prefer not to get a super late start otherwise I’ll be extremely overwhelmed trying to cram everything in and staying up all night finishing my to-do list.
What’s your #1 tip for being productive while working from home? Please let me know in the comments.