Adjusting To Working From Home!

by : markovsky1

I've heard many people say they get lonely and miss being around work associates when they work at home. You should consider this as you think about starting a home-based business. Will you be able to work by yourself, will you get lonely? If you miss the human contact pick a home business that will allow you to interact with others by telephone. There are also many home-based businesses where all of the activity is not necessarily in your a catering business, or making gift baskets, or many other "service type" business ventures. Sometimes phone contact is a good substitute for face to face contact.

A number of other issues play into this situation. There are people that are almost forced to work at home, such as disabled people, single moms or dads that can't afford daycare or don't want to put their children in daycare, and unemployed folks who are having a hard time finding a job. For these folks that didn't necessarily choose a home career it can be a quite difficult adjustment. One thing for sure, it will be impossible to run your business and watch your kids at the same time. So this may require you to do your work during nap times or in the evening after the children have gone to bed.

To really enjoy a home business and keep yourself from going nuts, it's necessary to establish business hours and a routine. It's best to get dressed every day at a reasonable hour, otherwise you find the whole day's gone and you're still in your pajamas. It's great to do that, it's just not good to do it.

Give yourself a defined meal and try to eat healthy. Don't grab a snack every half hour. Soon your body will expect to be fed every couple of hours, just like a new baby. Then you'll start packing on the pounds.

Try to get some fresh air every day. It's amazing how that will clear your head, solve problems and give you new ideas. Any form of exercise will stimulate your brain and keep you from getting tired in the middle of the day.

I'm a big supporter of the "To Do" list approach. A "To Do" list will keep you focused every working day. As you clean your list add new things for the following day and if you've finished it early, reward yourself by quitting early. But if you find this happening too often, you may not be challenging yourself enough...don't forget, you want your business to succeed!