Wondering how to work from home in a small office without getting distracted? In this post I share several tips for staying sane and focused while working in a small home office and meeting your business goals.
Tips for working in a small home office
Here are a few tips for working in your small home office without getting distracted:
Find a designated workspace
At the very least, find a place in your home where you feel comfortable sitting for an extended period of time with your computer or device. This is a gamechanger. If you are constantly having to move work spaces this can become taxing on yourself and your mood. If you have one space in your home that you know is comfortable and allows you to focus it will alleviate stress in getting started at work each day.
If your home is noisy, either from people inside your home, street noise, gardeners, or outside people, consider using headphones while you are working. Listening to meditation music, classical music, talk radio, audiobooks or your favorite tunes can help you stay focused while working in a chaotic environment.
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Find a workspace away from chores
Another tip for setting up your home office is to find a work space in your home that isn't directly near chores that are waiting to get done. For example, if you need to do laundry and your work space is right near your laundry bin, this may distract you from being productive because you may instead be thinking about how you need to do laundry all day long. If you cannot avoid this, consider getting your chores done before you sit down to work so you can start with a clear mind free from thinking about other non-work related tasks.
The key to success and avoiding frustration while working at home is to stay organized as much as possible. This means having a dedicated space for everything, including supplies and tools. If your space is organized you'll be able to get to work without spending precious time looking for items when you need them.
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