6 Ways To Improve Focus When Working From Home

The great thing about online marketing is you can do it from home.

The bad thing about online marketing is…

…you can do it from home.

Which often means endless distractions from the internet, the kids, the pets, the neighbors, the housework and so forth.

Here’s how to improve your focus and get productive, starting today:

  1. Follow your own natural rhythms. Some people are more productive and focused in the morning while others do better in the evening. Figure out which hours work best for you, and then block those hours out. Schedule nothing during that time except for work.
  2. Notify your family, friends and anyone else that you have working hours and don’t want to be distracted.
  3. Have a place to work where you do nothing but work. If your workstation is also your play station, your browse-the-internet station and so forth, it will be too easy to get distracted.
  4. Put on music or tones that help you to focus. You’ll find these on YouTube when you search for focus music.
  5. Set deadlines for everything you do. If you have deadlines to honor, you’re more likely to get the work done.
  6. Plan your breaks. Set a timer for 20 minutes, and when it goes off, get up and walk around or do jumping jacks for a minute. You’ll be re-energized and ready to get back to work with clearer focus than if you just try to power through.

Working from home is fantastic in its flexibility, as long as you manage to focus your time.

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2 Replies to “6 Ways To Improve Focus When Working From Home”

  1. I actually work for a company that allows me to work from home but I am working on creating an online business so I can quit and do it full time. I have wondered if I will become more distracted once I am able to earn a full-time income online. We have been shown photos and told that you can work from anywhere with an online business so often I actually picture myself on a beach with my laptop WORKING. Reading this post put that in perspective for me. Numbers 3 & 5 are definitely the two that I will definitely need to work on. Good points Ely!

  2. I work from home and apply all of your suggestions. Just one problem – 93 and 98-year-old parents. They know the “visiting times” as they call it but still insist on ringing during these times. The conversation starts with “I’m sorry to disturb you, I know you are working hard, but…” and therein leads to 1/2 hour description of what they wanted. I guess we all have to be flexible a little. I mean, how do you tell your 98-year-old grandad to call back later (Dad and Mum both have memory issues).

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