When you get the privilege to work from home, it can be an exciting time and it can also be a stressful time. What you do with your day and how you go about getting work completed is what makes all the difference.
Yes, you can easily sit in your office all day and get a bunch of work completed, but how much time are you actually spending on doing work? And how much time are you spending on distractions (social media, YouTube, funny videos).
If you take the time to set out your day in advance and ultimately set out the days hours beforehand, you can actually get the same amount of work finished within 2 hours rather than sitting in your office for 8+ hours a day.
I’m here to help you work more productively so you can maximize work flow while having more time to relax and have fun with your family and friends.
Realize That Everyone is Different
First and foremost, you have to realize that everyone is different. If I work for 2 hours as soon as I wake up and get all my work completed for the day, that does NOT mean it will work for you too.
Everyone’s willpower is different, your alert time is different to mine. The sooner you realize that, the better 🙂
I’m here to provide a basic overview of the times you can get work done, why it can be beneficial for you and then I will let you decide on what time to choose.
Then you can set your own hours for your upcoming days, weeks and even months towards your home business.
Early Morning: Start at 5-6 am
Working early in the morning. You know, waking up before everyone else in the country (roughly 5-6 am) and getting work completed.
This can be beneficial in many ways, but it also can be quite hard for someone to get up at those hours and start working efficiently.
If you can get the willpower to get up early and start working straight away, then this is definitely for you.
Morning: Start at 8-10 am
Sometimes 5-6 am is just too early for many people. If that sounds like you, it might be better for you to start working at 9 am, I find this one to be good because you can wake up at roughly 8 am, check emails, stats, income.
Once you have woken up from your sleeping state, your alertness and willpower can be through the roof, a good time to take advantage of it and get valuable work completed.
Lunch Time: Start at 12:30 – 2 pm
Oftentimes we can’t work in the morning due to getting kids ready for school or daycare, we then go to the gym and then run errands.
The morning just feels impossible, no worries, lunchtime might be better suited for you.
I would recommend you start AFTER you eat your lunch, then there’s no excuse to stop for a meal. Your energy levels and alertness will also be sky high with food in your belly 😛
Please don’t overdo it and stuff yourself to the point where you just want to sleep and not do anything else. I tend to do that a lot and it has caused me some very unproductive days.
Afternoon: Start at 6-7 pm
This one could be for you if you are busy during the day, running errands and going to the gym, maybe you have a job and after work you make dinner, have a shower, then you finally have free time to work on your business.
This is the time to do it and this is for you if you can’t find any time during the day.
Nighttime: Start 8-10 pm)
I’m not a big fan of this, however it can be the only time that many people will have enough time to get some work done, just like I’m doing with this post.
A lot of the times, kids are asleep at this time, or at least in bed (lol). I do find that this is a good time to get as much work done as possible.
Even if it’s 1 hours worth.
1 hour of work for 5-7 days is 5-7 hours of work finished in a week and valuable for any business.
Still Can’t Find Time To Work? EXCUSES
Everyone has free time during their day. We all have 24 hours in a day, the poor, the rich, and the average bloke.
Stop surfing Facebook for over an hour when you finish your job, YouTube will easily waste 1 hour of your time, while Twitter and Instagram are all time wasters, UNLESS you are using these to promote your business.
Busy throughout the whole day and don’t have any spare time? If it’s one of those days I take my laptop with me, when I have time to sit down for a 10 minute break I will actually work on my business.
10-20 minutes of work production throughout the day every 2-3 hours all adds up and you would have completed a lot of work by the end of the day.
My Final Opinion
Working from home is simply amazing, and there is never an excuse to not work on your business.
Your excuses are holding you back and the sooner or later you realize that the better you can eliminate your excuses for good and maximize work production.
If you cut out all the distractions you have like checking Instagram every time you sit down, that’s 10-20 minutes wasted time and could be going towards your business.
Just remember, if you absolutely have NO time to work on your business because you can’t catch a break at all, then you really need to sort your life out, cut out a few little things to get some spare time.
All you need to do is make time to work for at least an hour a day on your business. Because little steps now will add up to big results in the long term.
1 hour a day for a year, that is 356 hours you have completed on your home business.
If you can’t make time for that then you are in the wrong industry and you simply don’t deserve the freedom that working from home provides.
I find that having a home office will help with work production 10x more, this is so you can set your own hours while giving you more chances of working at home full time.
I hope this post has given you some helpful advice. Sometimes it takes some writing down to show me what actually works best, so I guess you can say I was helping both of us.
Do you have any tips?
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