Tips for Working From Home

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Working for yourself is such a fun and rewarding experience. It can be difficult when you’re starting out though! Especially if you’re used to having set work hours, working in an office, and being surrounded by a team. We spend most of our waking hours working, so our careers are a major part of our lives. Having a satisfying work life is part of healthy living, and an enjoyable work life is definitely a source of superpower fuel! If you’re a solo entrepreneur or freelancer, or if you’re thinking of moving toward a career that involves remote work, here are some tips that will keep you on track!

1. Have set work hours, and stick to them!
When I first started working for myself, I was extremely flexible with my work hours. It can be so easy to get distracted if you don’t have set work hours that you’re committed to though. Social occasions, errands, and chores can easy eat up your time! Make a weekly schedule with specific times that you’ll be 100% focused on your business, and be as committed to yourself as you would to an employer. It can help to get an accountability buddy who is also working for themselves. You can text each other when when you start and finish working, and share about what you’re working on and what you've accomplished.

2. Join a community.
Human beings are social creatures. We need connection! As a solo entrepreneur or freelancer, you can easily begin to miss the social aspect of your work life. Find and join entrepreneurship support groups in your area. Co-working spaces are also great spaces to meet people. If you know any entrepreneurs yourself, you can reach out to them and see if they’d be interested in meeting up for work sessions as well. There are also so many online mastermind groups that you can join! Connecting with people through facebook and video chat is a great option. It’s so valuable to get support and different perspectives from a community of like-minded entrepreneurial people.

3. Get out of your house.
Get out of your PJs, and get out of your house! I’ve heard from so many people who work from home say that they end up in their PJs all day. Find a coworking space or go to a coffee shop! You will feel so much better when you get moving and change up your environment. Working in different spaces is also a great opportunity to network. You never know who you’ll meet when you put yourself in new environments!

Are you an entrepreneur? Are you thinking of starting some remote work? Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about the digital nomad lifestyle. I’d love to support you in any way that I can!
 

Lots of love,

Alessandra