So how does a person stay focused while working at home? Here are some tips:
- Turn off notifications. You don't need to have the e-mail and instant message pop up every minute. You can check it once an hour. Checking it every time takes you away from what you’re working on.
- Don't think about household chores. The vacuuming and dishes can wait until after 5 p.m.
- If you're not on a set schedule, set one up. Ask your employer what they expect from you? Is it an 8-4 or 9-5 schedule? Work your shift accordingly, and if you work for yourself, stick to a set routine.
- Have human contact. You won't be conversing at the water cooler or lunch room with fellow co-workers, and that may make you feel a little lonely. So pick up the phone and initiate conversations.
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