If you work at home, you're likely aware of the many distractions surrounding you, but keeping your focus can be pretty easy with a little advanced planning.
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We've written a bit on telecommuting, from convincing your boss to let you do it to the unfortunate realities that often go along with it. But as productivity blogger Georgina Laidlaw explains, gaining the discipline necessary to work well from home isn't much more difficult than planning ahead — both in terms of what you need to do for work along with those tasks unique to telecommuters.
Plan your breaks. That wet washing of mine really needs to be hung out to dry. These kinds of tasks often assail the home worker, and there's no point trying to ignore them.
Instead, put them into your daily schedule too, along with "legitimate" work breaks, like lunchtime. Build them into "break" time around your other tasks, or slot them in at lunch. If you plan those tasks, you'll know you'll get them done, too, which will get them off your mind and allow you to focus on your work.
For more on planning and some other great tips on focusing when working at home, check out the full post.
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