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Did you know that I was home-schooled in grades 6-12? And that I completed my Master’s degree online? I have been working and getting stuff done from home since I was 11 years old.
One thing I get asked all the time how I work from home full time and stay productive and motivated throughout the day. I will say in the 15+ years I’ve been working from home, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks. So today I thought I’d share the 5 working from home tips everyone needs to do.
Working from Home Tips
Get Up, Get Dressed
One of my mom’s rules, when we were homeschooled, is that we couldn’t wear pajamas all day. We got up and got ready for the day like we were going somewhere. That’s a habit I keep to this day! I may not put on a dress and heels or do my hair and makeup but I put on jeans/yoga pants, a shirt wash my face brush my hair and get ready for the day!
When you work from home, you have to be extremely organized. I don’t have a boss, I’m my own boss, so my deadlines are up to me! At the end of the day, I write down everything I need to do including drafts, contracts that need to be read, emails sent, products to buy, photoshoots to style, and this list goes on and on. It helps me not forget things!
Get Out of Bed
It’s easy to work in your bed all day but it makes me want to go to sleep. Work on a kitchen table, a desk, anything to make you sit up straight and get to work.!
Set a Schedule
Some may think that since you work from home you have a loose schedule. I take my work time seriously and stick to a set schedule. It includes time to take out my dogs, lunch, and a workout break. If I have nothing in the evenings and I have a lot of projects, I tend to work into the evening, but it’s something I’m trying to be better at.
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Sarah Lindner says
Great tips – I always get asked similar questions! I love working from home and a big believer in making lists to prioritize and organize my days.
I agree with all of these tips! So important to get up and get dressed for the day! it always makes me feel more productive.
SUCH great tips! And i had no idea that you were homeschooled grades 6-12!!! I so want to chat about this next time I see you (next NYFW!?!?) <3
These are awesome tips babe! Lists definitely help and I love the mentality of getting up and ready for the day, even if you’re working from home!
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Laura S says
Such amazing tips! My favorites are getting dressed for the day and setting a schedule. I know these are super important for me to remember when I’m working at home!
Madison Fichtl says
Love these tips! Working from home can be great – as long as I stay motivated and get ready in the morning!
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I was homeschooled too! But all the way from the beginning through high school (with the exception of a few co-op classes in high school). I’ve always said this helped me like crazy when it came time to work from home. It really makes a difference in keeping a schedule and being your own boss. And SO does good wireless and internet!
These are amazing tips! I struggled with a lot of them when I was working from home but you’re right, you gotta get up and get dressed and act like you have somewhere to be! Xo
You’re a pro at working from home!! These tips are great! Hope one day I’ll be able to work from home (and for myself!) and will need these tips to stay motivated!
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Anna English says
Having a consistent, set schedule, has definitely helped me over the years!
Laura Leigh says
With you on all of these except I don’t get dressed haha. Definitely wear pajamas or gym clothes all day unless I have a meeting, event, or photoshoot. But it works for me. I’m a total loungewear type of gal!
xo Laura Leigh
I am trying to obtain a rewarding work from home position. Any tips or leads? My background is in Customer Service, and I currently do Sales Support which is working with Builders (new construction) Business Reps (solidify sales of natural gas at new construction sites) just to name a few aspects of the position. Your assistance is appreciated.
I always say looking for jobs on LinkedIn or Indeed os a great place to start! More and more companies are letting employees work from home, especially with customer service. Best of luck in your search!