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Tips to help you work from home

Posted: 12:57 PM, May 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-20 20:01:50Z
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - With growing freelance and telecommuting opportunities, more San Diegans are working from home.

There are a few workflow goals to keep in mind as you step back from the office.

Get dressed. This must-do is not an option for traditional office workers, who don’t have the luxury of typing reports in their pajamas. Putting on a new outfit for your day, even if it’s just jeans, can get you in the right frame of mind to start your day.

Set work hours. It may be tempting to start late on days that you’re tired or busy. Maintain a distance between your work and personal lives by setting firm hours.

Establish your space. If you don’t have a proper home office, this may be the time to invest in a quality chair and desk. By doing work away from the dining table, you’ll create emotional distance when it’s time to call it a day.

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Stay organized. To-do lists can help you stay on top of your workload. You’ll also want to keep track of clients or contacts. There are multiple apps to help you no matter what your job or project.

Schedule friends and family. Does your mother-in-law love to drop in? Give her a window of time when it’s acceptable to stop by. The same rule applies to children who will be home when you’re working.

Ditch the kitchen. When it’s time for a break, don’t automatically reach for a snack. Keep water and coffee nearby so you’re not tempted to open the fridge.

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