Prioritising your work is important when working from the office, but even more so when working from home to ensure you stay on track and don't get distracted. Here are Ilena Di Toro's other working from home tips:
1. Do the tasks that have dollar signs attached them first
Now that you are at home, it is tempting to do put off doing your work because the boss isn't around. While you do have flexibility as to when the work can be done, if you don't do the work, you don't get paid. So do the work from your employer first, then as a "reward" for doing your job, treat yourself to other things, such as a snack or watch a television show or movie.
2. Email/call your boss with regular updates
For the times that I have done work remotely for my company, I email my boss on Sunday evening with the work tasks I am planning to do, and she would respond on Monday with any additions/subtractions or just general approval. If any idea or question came up, I would either call her or email her if I didn't need an answer right away. Doing those things show that I was on top of workday tasks.
3. Don’t work in your pajamas
While you don’t have to wear a suit or even your usual work attire, you are at work and you need to have an “on duty” attitude. Clothes help you to have such a mindset. While comfortable clothes, like a sweatshirt and jeans are fine, you don’t want to go too casual. Imagine that your boss wants to do a video chat and you don’t have time to change. In case you don’t know, your old university T-shirt won’t cut it.
Ilena Di Toro is the owner of Just Movie Posters.Com Her website sells theatrical, video/DVD release posters, mini-posters, odd sized posters and movie poster postcards for films such as American Reunion, Bridesmaids, Mulan (animated), Transformers and more. She has been working from home since 2014 and promises she is not working in her pajamas.