How to Be Productive by Working From Home

You’ve decided you’re going to work, now what? Just like the majority of people, you have no idea how to go about this. The act of getting up and going to work can be a daunting task without a plan. So here are a few tips to help you get started.


– Don’t call him at work. As in any other form of employment, especially in a demanding way of making one’s own living: Do not call him at work. One of the first things many employees learn is that their boss only answers when you do. If you continue to do this, you will find your boss increasingly annoyed with you, and it just might culminate in an eventual termination. When in doubt, don’t call your supervisor. Just keep your phone on vibrate during your lunch break.

– Take time off for holidays and vacations. You cannot tell your boss when you need to take time off for vacation, sick leave, or just for personal reasons. Don’t do this as you could face losing your job. Make sure you inform your boss if your illness or other circumstances will prevent you from reporting to work for a certain period of time. Don’t take more than a year off either. This can be hard to juggle, so be sure to discuss this with your boss beforehand.

– Plan your work schedule so that it fits your family and your work. There are some people who believe that working from home is not work, but this is far from true. While some of your tasks may be repetitive, you still need to physically go to the office to do them. Be sure to put together a work schedule that works for both of you. If you’re the only employee in the office, designate someone else to take care of your regular duties in case you can’t come into work for a certain period of time.

– Write down all of your scheduled tasks and their due dates, so you have them at hand. A good rule of thumb is to do everything you have to do within five days. This will give you a good idea of how much time you have to complete your work and what days you have free.

– Set up a work schedule that fits your lifestyle. If you lead a busy lifestyle, you’ll have to make a few sacrifices. You may have to sleep earlier, for example, or you may have to leave earlier in the morning. Whatever sacrifices you make, they must be made in order to get your work completed.