Do you think you're ready to work from home? I'm going to talk about one of the big enemies of working from a home office and that is procrastination.
That is the tendency for us to think, "Well, I've got a little more flexibility with my hours and so I'm going to put this off." And what I found, is that there are some days where I just can't wait to get to work. I'm working on a project that I'm excited about, I sit down and I go, I get in my flow, and things just really get done. And there are other days where I come to my office and I'm looking for excuses to not have to work.
So I'll check my e-mail, or I'll just tell myself I'm going to take a quick look at CNN, see what's going on in the world today. And you'll do these time wasters and two hours later you realize you could have been done with your main project for the day.
When you're working from a home office, it's a really a good idea to cultivate a habit of just starting to work first thing no matter what, even if you absolutely hate the project that you're about to embark on, just get started. Because once you get started, for the most part, you realize, okay, this isn't as bad, I thought it was going to be. Things start to happen sometimes.
For myself, I usually find out that I actually end up enjoying what I'm doing, and enjoying my work once I get started. So, if you're feeling like you just don't want to work that day, just go and work anyway, get started, do something. The thing is if you take 20 days where you just aren't productive, it just ends up stacking more work on you by the end of your week, and then before you know it, you end up having to work a weekend or work when you should be sitting down with your family or friends.
So, just nurture that habit, and you'll be one step closer to your dream.