Frequently, self-employed individuals have so much work to do that setting priorities becomes a challenge. With today’s technology, it’s easy to carry your computer and phone around and work in your kitchen, living room, or at your local coffeehouse. But if you don’t have an office space with a desk and a comfortable chair, you will never feel serious about working at home.
Having a home base, where your printer and your files are going to be, mentally gets you focused.
The same goes for having a regular schedule, whether you work days, evenings, or from midnight to 6 a.m. Get up at roughly the same time every day and work out a routine. It can be flexible, but if you wait until 11 a.m. or noon to get to your desk, it’s going to be hard to get any momentum going. Automating tasks and streamlining e-mail are additional techniques that may help you. Studies have shown that people spend 25 percent of their day stopping work to check and respond to e-mail.
When you get organized on how you work, you’ll need to have a centralized hub for communication which makes it easier to see what’s going on, and will help you be mentally focus on running your business!