I work from home the same way I would if I worked at an office. Routine is important. I wake up at the same time every day during the week. I don’t give in to the temptation of sleeping in. I get dressed, I do not work in my pajamas. I have a dedicated home office. I set aside a specific amount of time for lunch and for letting my three dogs out to go potty. If I have to go to the doctor, dentist or some other personal appointment, I try to make the appointment early in the morning so it doesn’t interrupt my day.
I have a calendar on my phone to remind me of those things that need to be accomplished on a particular day. I check in with clients regularly either via phone or email. I don’t allow my day to be interrupted by personal matters unless it’s an emergency. I stay off social media, except as it relates to my job. Just like at an office job, I close the door at night and call it quits.
Contributors: Susan R. Miller from Garton-Miller Media