Working from home is a fantastic way to earn a living. It gives you the flexibility to be a mom and work at the same time, building a career up for yourself that you can be proud of.
When you work from home, you get to juggle your household chores and caring for your family at the same time. But with all that time at home, cabin fever can soon set in.
Being able to work out of the home office now and then can be a good way for you to stop the fatigue that can come with working from home, helping you to stay on track.
Here are some of the things you can do to make working away from the home office work for you.
Schedule meetings with people
When you work from home, you can find that you not only don’t see anyone for most of the day, you don’t speak to anyone either, Most of your conversations happen through email and it can be rare that you get so much as a phone call.
If you have local clients, get out and meet them. It will help your business feel more professional and gives you a much-needed change of scene.
Even if you’re just heading to your local cafe or coffee shop, it can make a big difference to get out and meet people face to face.
Try using a coworking space
Coworking spaces are becoming more and more popular with Solopreneurs and freelancers.
You get to enjoy many of the benefits of having an office without having to actually work there, and it can be an extremely affordable way to enjoy a workspace outside of your home office.
Coworking with strangers has many benefits, including being able to meet some new people and possibly grow your business too!
Take your work with you wherever you go
The great thing about working for yourself today is that technology allows you to work from anywhere. The advances in cloud computing and collaboration tools make it simple to work on the move, without you having to worry about delays and data loss.
You can click here for more info about the different services that are available to help you work flexibly, and the IT support options that are available to you.
Whenever you need to get out and about or wait around while the kids are at practice or piano lessons, you’ll be able to take your work with you and work wherever you choose.
Working from home is great, but it’s nice to enjoy a change of scene now and again. While you’re working at home, it’s important that you’ve got the right environment to help you work efficiently and productively. Improving your home office can make it fit for purpose and allow you to do some great work from the comfort of your own home.
Mix things up to enjoy a healthy balance of working in and out of your home and enjoy making working for yourself work for you.
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Ooh, I love receiving these posts like these because it’s so spot-on.
For 2 years, when I was first establishing my online business, I holed myself up at home every morning while I was my son at School and worked online. I had some balance because we did plenty of playdates in the afternoons.
Then I started spreading my wings, attending networking breakfasts, working in coffee shops with my Mom, meeting ladies and doing face-to-face interviews. I took on a Consulting job for 8 months that got me out of the house and in front of people.
And now I’m starting to build my public speaking career so I’m at home preparing and then out giving my presentations.
It feels grrrreat to get out of the home office once in a while and interact with people. I’m loving the new balance. But then I’m an extrovert so being around people energises me.
What works best for you? Do you like staying home and working from your home office? Or do you get cabin fever and need to get out once in a while?