I get this question a lot:
“Jenny you work from home and seem to be obessed with TV, how do you stay focused on work and stop yourself from watching 10 episodes of something?”
This is the hardest part about working from home. Getting yourself motivated and staying there. I´ll tell you it ain´t easy.
I´ve read everything google has to offer on this subject. I´ve pulled my hair in frustration trying to overcome all the temptaions in my house (snacks, Jens, TV). Never have I found a plan that I can stick to.
Until now. Two simple rules that actually do help me. If I don´t follow these two steps you´ll find me covered in cookie crumbs on the couch watching some random polygamist show on TLC.
Two small steps- so simple yet genius:
1. Put your big girl bra on!
If I´m not wearing a brassiere, I might as well go back to bed. Nothing has a more lazyfying effect on me. It makes me speak and move slower. Hours will pass of me doing nothing if I don´t have the proper support.
If I´m lucky I´ll snap out of it long enough to convince myself to go search for a bra, but if I´m not so lucky you´ll find me staring into the fridge for hours, mumbling to myself “How can there be nothing to snack on?!”.
I wont get anything done, so this is a task I need to do before my first cup of coffee.
2. Wear shoes!
Here in Sweden people usually don´t wear shoes indoors, but I love to. Even though I don´t have to leave my house in the morning I always put my shoes on after I´ve had my first cup of coffee. It motivates me and makes me feel like a grown up.
A bonus is that I don´t feel comfortable putting my shoes up on the couch so this will prevent me from ending up there.
So lace em up and tie a pretty little bow and get to work.
Now all I can say is Good Luck!
I hope this will help you.