STAY SANE WORKING AT HOME
Itís great working at home, being your own boss, but for some people
itís not what they expected.
heard several people say they get lonely and miss being around work
associates; others find it hard to stay disciplined, or they just find
at home boring. I personally donít find it to be any of those things
myself and love working at home doing medical transcription, but
people are almost forced to work at home, such as disabled people,
single moms that canít afford daycare, or donít want to put their
children in daycare. For these people that didnít necessarily choose
a home career it can be quite depressing.
that chose to work at home, and donít want to change that part of it,
often times another problem arises. It can be called, ďwearing all
the hats syndromeĒ. Not only do you run a business and play manager,
employee, billing clerk, sales person, inventory manager, etc., with a
home business, you might find yourself cleaning the house, taking care
of the kids, cooking meals,folding clothes, running errands, and
paying bills, all during working hours. This problem tends to arise
when there is no set work routine. It leaves one feeling overwhelmed
on a daily basis.
really enjoy a home business and keep yourself sane, itís necessary to
establish business hours and a routine. Itís best to get dressed
every day at a
reasonable hour, otherwise you find the whole dayís gone and youíre
still in your night clothes. Itís great to be able to do that, itís
just not good to do it. You can bet the doorbell will ring on the
days you slack off on this one!
yourself a lunch break and try to eat healthy. Itís so easy working
from home to walk by the fridge every thirty minutes and get a snack.
Soon your body expects to be fed every couple of hours,
just like a newborn. Not a good thing, especially when you start
packing on the pounds.
get some fresh air every single day. Itís not good to get out of
the house only once or twice a week. When you feel mentally happy and
healthy, you will be able to stay sane with a home business.
working at home can be harder than
working outside the home. Itís all up to you how your business turns
out; itís a lot of responsibility. So, try not to stress yourself
Use phone time wisely. Enough saidÖ
As far as
housework goes, and all that other stuff that messes up your work day,
I found something that works and may work for you. I get up and
get showered and dressed and then I spend about an hour cleaning the
house. Iím usually ready to sit down and start work around nine,
but if itís ten oíclock thatís fine too.
routine, routine, is the key to being successful and staying sane
while working at home.
(c) 2004 - Michele Miller