Working from home means you still have to work when you don't want to. The boring, frustrating and scary work has to be done too. This skill is a must and essential for establishing and developing full self-control. You have to learn to stop behaviors that interfere with productive work. There is going to come the time when you will have to choose work instead of fun, boring tasks over exciting ones and/or the frightening business calls verses the easy ones. There will be plenty of times that the bed will look more and more inviting. This is not because you are tired, it is because you don't want to do something.
When thinking of work at home many people think of a peaceful place that is free from all the interruptions of corporate jobs. Any one who has ever worked at home will tell just how distracting it really is. Some days many people find it almost impossible to get anything done. The phone rings always, neighbors drop by, laundry needs to be done, the dog has to go out, the kids are screaming, there is always something to drag your attention away from the work you have to do. If you want to be successful as a work at home person you must master the art of working in small increments. You will also have to put on blinders and plant yourself in your chair and work.
You have to be one of those people who like isolation to be able to work at home. If you are one of those people who get energy by being alone then you can achieve productive work by being at home. You will also probably like the respite from constant people around you. If you are one of those people who loves the daily socialization work brings, you find loneliness is not your cup of tea. To be productive and not feel so lonely get some online friends to chat with and leave the house frequently to stay focused. Only you can decide if working at home is lonely or peaceful to you.
The challenge of working at home takes courage and self-confidence. You have to have the courage to face all the rejection, unsteady income, no more planned routines and no more water cooler babble. You are going to have to learn new things and stay strong. You will need self-confidence to help you to hold your head up high with pride. You will look and tell people when they ask what you do with out hesitation.
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