Staying Motivated When You Work from Home

Working from home certainly has its benefits; however, it’s not easy. In order to make money and keep up a solid reputation, you need to be able to stay motivated.

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In this article, we’ll discuss how you can do just that, so you can continue to enjoy all the great things about working from home. Sound interesting? Let’s get started.

Remove distractions

One of the best ways to stop yourself from getting distracted during work hours is to remove the distractions, of course. It’s not always easy, but try and determine what keeps removing you from your workspace. If it’s your phone, try putting it in another room.…

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8 Ways To Improve Your Productivity And Mental Health

During a pandemic, productivity and mental health may seem to function far apart from each other, but they actually work hand in hand. For many of us, including myself, there has been a lot of pressure to not only stay productive, but to accomplish more than ever before.

Productive employee on the job

Although many are working from home, maintaining productivity may be even more difficult right now due to the state of our mental health. Being quarantined in a confined space, unable to hug our loved ones, continuing to work full time while caring for children – and many more stressors can easily cause anyone’s mental health to deteriorate without adequate (or any) time for self care.…

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Working from home during Covid-19 – the right approach

Since mid-March, the impact of Covid-19 on businesses both large and small has been widely felt across the world. In the UK, many businesses have had to shut up shop altogether during the lockdown period, resulting in significant pain and disruption.

Work from home during COVID-19

For some businesses, such as office based organisations, the option of switching to a remote working setup has enabled them to continue, but with additional friction and difficulty. With large teams of people working from home, businesses have to adapt to the change, fast. What’s more, employees must find a way to work from home which enables them to continue to carry out their role as effectively as possible.…

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Weathering the Pandemic: Remote Work and the Small Business

Although some states are beginning to officially open back up in stages, many communities across the U.S. are remaining under fairly strict lockdown regulations in order to continue to halt the spread of COVID-19. And as a small business owner, you have the option to continue running your company however you see fit. This might very well mean continuing operations on a remote basis, allowing your employees to telecommute, and generally being a bit more flexible than usual.

Remote working during pandemic

However, with most of us reaching the two-month mark when it comes to working from home, we’re moving out of emergency-measure mode and trying to figure out if this way of commuting is sustainable.…

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5 Things I Learnt from Working from Home due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced a majority of the working population to work from home, in professions which make such a set-up possible. Ever since the World Health Organization called for the global population to begin exercising “social distancing”, businesses around the world asked its employees to stop reporting at their respected offices and work remotely from their own homes instead. The move was taken to stem the spread of the virus, in accordance with the WHO’s directive.

Businesswoman working from home (WFH)

Work-from-home is not a new practice and has been around for a while in the corporate world now. Usually, businesses allow limited work-from-homes to employees as a perk they can enjoy from time to time.…

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How 2 Kids And Working From Home Taught Me To Become A More Efficient Business Owner

At first, I felt euphoric.

It was 2012. I had ditched the 9-5 and I was my own boss. I no longer had to ask permission to leave work early and I could pick the kids up from school whenever I wanted.

But it didn’t take long for things to change.

Work from home issue

Sometimes I wasn’t putting the hours in when I should be. Other times I found myself pulling all-nighters and getting grumpy from the lack of sleep.

Something needed to change.

Pretty quickly, I realized that I needed to be more disciplined.

Here are 3 tips that taught me to become a more efficient business owner:

Tip 1: Set yourself a routine and stick to it

Most businesses have a normal working day, so why should I be any different?…

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Does Working From Home Negatively Impact Your Health?

Working from home is the dream, isn’t it? The flexibility, comfort of your own surroundings and ability to alter your hours as you please is a big temptation for many of us. Why wouldn’t you want to work from home? You won’t need to face that dreaded 6am alarm, ghastly commute and having to stand for an hour on a train which costs you £500 per month. The advantages are never-ending. Well, so it seems at first glance.

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A study by Timothy Golden revealed a different perspective on the matter. The findings highlighted that working from home can have a negative effect on both your physical and mental health.…

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How to Deal with the Downsides of Working from Home

The advent of the internet has spawned a whole host of modern businesses, the demands of which are no longer restricted to the boundaries of the office. For tiny startups with only one or two employees, this makes perfect sense.

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With the introduction of flexitime, the development of communication tools such as Skype, and the understanding that digital business can effectively be conducted from anywhere in the world, more entrepreneurs are working from home than ever before: a home office drastically cuts down on the overheads of a bricks-and-mortar workspace, and allows for much more flexibility with hours and working habits than a traditional office workspace.…

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Working from Home during Temporary Renovations at the Office

One of the best aspects of running a small business is when it begins to grow beyond your current capacity. It is at times like this that you see your bottom line rising but there just doesn’t seem to be a way to handle the extra work without making a few improvements to your physical location. If you find the need to move premises or undertake a business renovation, you may find the need to relocate office operations to your home. Here are some tips that might make the process easier whilst those renovations are underway.

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Planning Is a Priority

Planning is going to be your number one priority.…

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The Main Benefits of a Virtual Office for a Homeworker

Starting a new business requires preparation and planning. Financially, if you have no other income, you should make sure that you have enough put by to keep you going for three to six months, or at least until your new business starts bringing in money. Research is needed not only for the product, but also to ascertain if the market has potential and to check on all competitors who are already in business.

Workstations in a virtual office

When you start, you’ll need to be ready to test your resilience, as the first year of any business is always a difficult time. When you reach the first anniversary and it is still a concern, you may want to take a deep breath before building your strength to begin in the second year.…

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