I have worked from home now for four years - it takes dedication but after a while it gets easier!
I dont really have any structure to my days. I work when ever the mood takes me, some times at 6am some times at midnight. But I tend to work better late afternoons - I have no idea why :)
Sorry... what Twiter button are you talking about?
Have we a feature I'm missing?
I'm sure that there were twitter icon's in the member profile thingy if you had filled out your ID in your profile editor, either that or I need to change my brand of coffee!
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Well I only get the option to work from home if the weather is bad, or there is no need for me to commute when all I am doing is meetings; saves petrol & remote desktopping is great!
I didn't want to create two separate thread's for this, that's why they are merged - I didn't see the harm :-)
You're... <checking> ...right. It has gone.
Also <off topic> but this is the first time I have worked from home, how do you guy's concentrate?
|how do you guy's concentrate? |
I can't; so I rented a small office to a few hundred steps from my house and everyday, I dress myself like an office worker.
I have a strict calendar and well defined hours to come in and out.
|Also <off topic> but this is the first time I have worked from home, how do you guy's concentrate? |
Create yourself a workspace and pretend it's your office. Get up in the morning at the usual hours, dress and then start work for a fixed period of time. Once you start getting up at 2p.m. and start working in your underpants things will deteriorate at a rapid pace. And don't install any MMORG on you computer. Or you will end up like friend of mine, playing Lord of the Rings Online for nine hours, working for 60 minutes and then play another five hours. Only interrupted by the pizza delivery guy. Now he is working at an office again.
|... and start working in your underpants things will deteriorate at a rapid pace. |
I don't know about that. Actually I what I do is ... (changed my mind - not telling) ;)
Like Craig, I work when the mood takes me but I put in a lot of hours. The need to earn money disciplines me. ;)
|The need to earn money disciplines me. |
Yes, if you have to earn money to pay mortgages and so on, or have a wife and kids, then it is more easy. The problem starts if you are young, single, no obligations whatsoever and you know that even if you do nothing on your website you will at least earn the rent and the money for the pizzy guy.
I find getting up at the normal working hours and doing the day in bit size chunks. I start at 8/9am and I'm concentrating on working to 10.30 then I can have my next coffee.
I just keep the next break in mind so when I get the urge to leave my desk I think "Yes you can leave the desk but not until 10.30". Then I turn my concentration back to the pc and wait for the next urge.
This way I only need to overcome being at my desk for 2 hours max which I find manageable.
After a while I found that the urges only appeared once or twice within the 2 hour period.
I think you can reprogramme your brain to the way you want it to work then it gets the hang of it and its not an issue.
I think your brain works by association. You just need to concentrate a bit at the beginning to re-associate it until it gets the hang of it and then the associations it makes are by your new design and not by the design the going to the office created.
Just re-associate the associations it works by because it works by associations.
That's what I say to myself anyway and hopefully of some use. :-)
I have heard of home workers setting up an office in a garden shed in order to create a boundary between home and work. It can be very difficult when there is no clear distinction between home and work locations.