Working from home can be very lucrative. Think about it, you dont even have to leave the comfort of your home and you have the potential to make more money than you do at your day job. It sounds so easy. But like many of us know that's not the real world. We have real life distractions. We have the three F's Fatigue, Family, and Friends. When you're working from home you have to manage the three F's your day job and your home based business. By the time your done reading this you will know exactly which direction to move towards.
Your first task is going to be to find how much time you really have to dedicate to your business. A good way to figure that out is write out your day. Write out everything you do and how much time you spend on that task. Figure out where you are not spending your time efficiently and eliminate it. For example watching TV, playing video games, talk on the phone to long, taking extra long naps, to much time on social media. All of these can be used in a more productive way. Once you do that schedule in a time everyday just for your business. Write out exactly what your going to do in that specified time. Do not deviate. Work that task or tasks until you are done. Get an accountability partner someone who will check up on you to make sure you are on task.
Some of us are fortunate enough to have an office in our homes, however some of us are not. Either way it doesn't matter because we have to find away to get that quiet time we need. Don't let not having an office in your home be an excuse. You will need to sit down with your family and explain to them what you are doing. Let them know from this time to this time you will be working on your business. Put your phone on do not disturb that will eliminate people outside of your household distracting you. If you are like me with younger children that you have to look over use sleep as your weapon. As soon as they fall asleep you go to work. You work like you never have before. Its going to important that you have a schedule in place for that prescribed time. That is the only way to stay on task and get it done. You can also get your friends and family involved with what your doing. Give them little task to do so instead of them being a hindrance they are actually helping you.
This is a double edged sword. You want to have some down time because you dont want to burn yourself out. However you dont want to have to much down time, to where its hurting your business. Just like you set time aside for you home based business you need to set time aside for your family and friends. Do not just neglect them. If you manage your time properly you will know that there is enough hours in the week to do both. The only time that there will not be enough time for both is when you are about to push to the next level. That's when you will have to be what we call unbalanced. You will have to focus all your time and energy on getting to that goal. Once you get there then you can relax and become balanced again.
This journey you are on in the beginning will seem hard. However, once you get started you will see that it gets easier and easier to the point that it feels effortless. You will have a feeling of self satisfaction and you would of learned a skill that so few people have learned. Write out your goals, look at them every day. Keep reminding yourself of the end results and why you are working so hard. Don't look for balance look for ways to make it work.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.