How to Avoid Distractions While Working from Home

The work-from-home era is here to stay. Companies all around the world have recently discovered that a stay-at-home workforce can be both cost-effective and highly productive. If you’re thinking about joining the work from home crowd, be aware that distractions can be hard to ignore without proper planning. From social-media pings on your phone to family members demanding your attention, getting work done at home can be a challenge. But it’s not impossible to tune out the outside world from your workspace. Here are some tips to help you be a work from home success!

PINPOINT YOUR DISTRACTIONS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN

Are you a Facebook addict? Does a messy house drive you crazy? Knowing what may become a distraction in advance can be helpful when planning your workday at home. Turn off notifications on your phone for any apps that are not necessary during work hours. Tidy up your house first thing when you wake up. If you know something will make it difficult for you to focus, deal with it first.

DRESS FOR WORK AND FOLLOW A SCHEDULE

The thought of working in their PJs makes some people very happy. But most successful home workers will tell you that loungewear is meant for lounging. Getting dressed in clothes other than pajamas and following a schedule (including a lunch break) is a great way to get your mind in “work” mode.

FIND A DEDICATED WORKSPACE IN YOUR HOME

Designating a spot in your home from which you’ll work on a daily basis is a must. It doesn’t have to be fancy, and it shouldn’t be your bed. A nook in your kitchen, a desk in your bedroom, or preferably, any room with a door, can be the perfect place to set up a home workspace.

DISCUSS RULES AND YOUR SCHEDULE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS IN ADVANCE

So, you have a family of four hanging out with you while you work. If you have very young kids, please refer to one of our previous blog posts for advice on how to keep them entertained during the day. But if your kids are older or you have a spouse at home, you should discuss in advance what your work day will look like, and set some rules for dealing with interruptions. First and foremost, post your schedule so everyone can see it! And instead of knocking on the door or yelling out your name every time they need you, establish a texting or email rule (for non-emergencies). Typing out a message will make everyone think twice about why they’re trying to get your attention, and you’ll have time to reply at your convenience.

NOW THAT YOU’RE ALL SET TO WORK FROM HOME, LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN!

With the Arise® Platform you can generate income in the form of a full-time gig or a simple side hustle. The choice is yours. You can be your own boss, set your own hours, and decide how much or how little you want to work as you juggle other responsibilities.

The Arise® Platform connects small call center companies run by people like you to prestigious Fortune 500 clients through a virtual platform. Arise provides the clients, you provide the service. Client opportunities include:

  • Roadside Assistance
  • Home Improvement Supplier
  • Cable and Internet provider
  • Major Theme Park
  • Healthcare
  • Sporting Goods Provider
  • Grocery delivery
  • Cruise lines

This is not your average business startup; when you use the Arise® Platform, there are minimal startup costs. You can start your own business and work from home without a huge investment in infrastructure. It’s easy to get started and you can be up and running quickly. And now that you know how to work from home while limiting distractions, the sky’s the limit when it comes to productivity and earning potential!