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[91] 7 Tips for Work at Home Creatives

We all crave the freedom of working from home, in our own space, and with the ability to work when we please.

Being a stay at home creative has so many benefits… but can also come with some hurdles that you need to work through in order for your business to be a success and for you to feel great about what you do.

It’s so easy to get distracted, procrastinate, and ‘fit in’ work around other tasks and errands. The key to successfully working from home is setting and sticking to boundaries around what is ‘work time’ and what isn’t.

I’d love to hear what works for YOU when it comes to successfully working from home – share with us in the comments, and enjoy this episode.

 

Quotes and highlights from this Episode:

  • 1: Have dedicated work days or work hours
  • You need to set boundaries for yourself.
  • Make sure you have set days off.
  • Most people have other commitments so having structure is super important.
  • 2: Have a dedicated workspace
  • It can be a distraction and a time waster trying to work in a space that is not dedicated to your work.
  • 3: Have a morning routine (see Episode 16)
  • ‘The way you start your day really influences the way your day goes’ {Jess}
  • Taking time for yourself every day is really important.
  • Treat the morning as if you are leaving your house to go to work.
  • Having an evening routine can be really helpful also.
  • 4: Have set times for certain tasks
  • Jumping from task to task can make it really hard to get things done.
  • 5: Don’t set more than 3 jobs per day
  • The ideal is to have a core job and two secondary jobs.
  • Remember that tasks generally take longer than you think they will.
  • 6: Plan your week ahead of time
  • Doing this gives you a clear idea of what is coming up.
  • Leave space for jobs that may come up unexpectedly.
  • Make sure you focus on getting the most important tasks completed first.
  • 7: Have a regular habit of getting out of the house
  • It’s not healthy to stay indoors all of the time. Make sure you have social plans, go for walks or take some time for yourself.
  • One of the perks of working for yourself is that you have this type of freedom, so take advantage of it!

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Jess

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Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at Epheriell.com. You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.

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