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15 Sep 09 Can You Work From Home?

Written by: SamElli

Thinking about pursuing a work at home opportunity?  Don’t really know where to start?  Well before you think about where you could go on the internet or otherwise to find jobs, consider if you’re even the work at home type.  Working from home you’re really your own boss, and so you have to  be able to manage your time as such.   Which means the first thing to consider is whether or not you’re a procrastinator.

If you find yourself waiting till the last minute to accomplish tasks, working from home may not be for you.  You need to effectively manage your time.  The last thing you’d want is to be up against a deadline that looms ever closer, that you shouldn’t have to worry about.   If you don’t think you’ll be able to manage your time without a boss checking in every once in a while, this may not be the career for you.

Make sure that you have the space in your home to create an adequate working environment.  You don’t want to be converting an area like your living room, or bedroom.  Both are full of distractions and can lead you to unintentionally losing focus when working.  You  have to ensure that you have the room to make your own office.  A place where you can be free from non-work related distractions.  A sanctuary of at home production to where you can always accomplish your goals.

Also, you need to be a very self motivated person.  You have to make a lot of decisions for yourself when you work at home.  You only have yourself to fall back on, which means you have to keep yourself positive and goal focused.  Part of that is avoiding the temptation to get personal tasks done when you’re supposed to be working.  Try to avoid household chores or things you wanted to get done while you’re working.  This will lead to longer term distractions which can lead to major procrastination on your part.  That is absolutely always bad.

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Tags: , , , , , Goals, Household Chores, , , , , Personal Tasks, , Procrastinator, Sanctuary, , Work At Home Opportunity, Working Environment,

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