When you work from home, it’s easy to let your work consume you, and forget about everything else. However, it’s important to have balance in life – work should be first priority, of course, but be sure to make time for other things as well. This blog post will share some tips for finding balance when working from home – these tips come from a book called “Working Naked: A Guide to the Essentials of Home Office Life,” by Lisa Kanarek.
Last week, I shared my favorite productivity tips. This week, three other work from home professionals share their favorite productivity tips.
When you work from home, it can be difficult to stay productive – there are a lot of things that can distract you. There are several techniques that you can use to stay productive though. I’ll mention my favorites in this post.
I don’t know about you, but when I was in high school, I took a typing class. It’s served me well since then, because I’ve done a lot of typing. Like most of you, I learned on the standard QWERTY keyboard. The problem with this keyboard, though, is that people who use this keyboard set-up are at a higher risk for developing RSI (repetitive strain injury) and carpal tunnel syndrome. There is a way to reduce the risk of developing RSI, even if you do a lot of typing, and that is by using the Dvorak keyboard, which is pictured below:
Whether you work from home or in a brick and mortar office, everyone has things they can’t work without. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing some of the things that people who work from home can’t work without. First, I’d like to start with my own list though.
- My computer – This one is obvious, I’m sure. I need my computer to do the work I do for Apptical, and I need at least some kind of electronic device, whether it’s my Kindle or my phone, to jot down ideas I get when I’m away from my computer.
- My Samsung Galaxy phone– As I just mentioned above, when I can’t be in front of my computer, I use my mobile phone to make notes about things I need to do, or to check emails.
- My Kindle – I also use my Kindle to make notes and check email, and I also read a lot of books on it that give me ideas for different things related to my business.
- My landline phone – I need my landline phone for my current work from home job with Apptical, which I need to hold on to until I’m making enough money from other sources.
- Evernote – I use Evernote for all sorts of things, such saving important emails or articles that I want to read, making to-do lists and setting reminders for things I need to do.