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  • Sunday was beautiful in Philadelphia and I enjoyed a little stroll through Rittenhouse Square. Have a fabulous week everyone. I’m off to Vegas for a conference!
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  • Soaking up some sun, exploring Philadelphia and hanging out with amazing people is exactly what I needed this weekend! Added bonus, I found an amazing deal on causal clothes from @loft that’s been extended! 
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Tips to Achieving Balance When your Home is your Office

December 6, 2015

I’m in sales, and in most cases, I always have to be on. I tell my prospects/clients that they can call me any time; however, when your home is your office how can you achieve shifting from professional to personal and vice versa?

I’ve struggled at this personally; not knowing how or when to switch my gears from work to personal as I’ve seemed to mingle the two together. I decided to make a shift this November and create a structure to achieve my balance. Here is what I have learned so far.

  1. Be organized

For those who work at an office, it is easier for you to not care about their workspace appearance. Once they leave for the day, in most cases out of sight out of mind. However, when you work from home, you will NEVER stop working if you leave your workspace unorganized. Before your workday is over, organize your desk and create a to-do list for the following day. This way you are not thinking about it while you are supposed to be enjoying your personal time and won’t have the urge to walk back to your home office and start working again.

  1. Present the best you

Just because you work from home doesn’t mean you can’t look presentable. I am not talking about getting all glammed up to go on a date. Take a shower, style your hair and get out of your PJs. I am a big believer when you look good you feel good, and you are more confident.

  1. Create a routine

Besides presenting the best you, create a morning and evening routine (just like you would if you worked in an actual office). I like to pretend I commute every morning to my home office. I get ready, and I create my morning commute before I start my day and at the end of the day I do the same. I will shut down my computer, leave my house and go for a quick walk. It helps get me focused in the morning and clear my head in the evening. Maybe even treat yourself to a coffee or muffin a couple of days a week.

  1. Create boundaries

With working from home that means your coworker, family and friends think you are ALWAYS available. They will only consider this if you allow them. Set expectations in the beginning and stick to them. I set aside time to have phone conversations with my family, this way they know when I am available, and it gives me time to take a break. If you need to respond to coworkers and or clients after hours, make sure you set times to check your phone to respond. This way you are not consistently checking your phone and missing out on your personal time.

  1. Create a schedule

I work even harder at my home office versus my work office, and I know there are others that feel the same way. When working from home, you are indeed accountable for yourself, and no one is watching over you or micromanaging your every move. You determine how successful you will be while working from home. With that being said I know I work more than 40 hours a week (whether doing my day-to-day work, attending events, etc.) and to make sure I am not overworking myself I create a daily schedule for myself that I finalize the night before. In my schedule, I plan out every hour of my day and make sure to add in breaks. Adding scheduled breaks in your day is vital; this will get you out of the house, make sure you eat and drink water, clear your head and get you ready for the next task at hand. In sales my schedule is never consistent; there are times I might need to work late or early and I make sure to add in my personal time as well (gym, chores, etc.).

  1. Get out of the home office sometimes

In previous posts, I have discussed making sure you get out of the home office and have conversations with the people around you. I 110% believe in this step and if you don’t have the luxury of this every day of the week, try and at least get out during your lunch hour or take a break at the local coffee shop. It can be your own personal “water cooler,” and you never know who you may run into.

Working from home isn’t always easy and of course isn’t a luxury as many claim it to be, however, if you take steps towards you can achieve the professional and personal balance.

 

Author: Julie Davis

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