So, you’re stuck working from home? There are now two ways this can go. One option is that you work like many other people confined to home offices. That means you’ll spend a considerable chunk of your day procrastinating before you finish anything, resulting in work spilling into your evening. You’ll go to bed with work still on your plate, feeling stressed and behind. You’ll wake up the next day and start work in your pajamas.
Without someone looking over your shoulder or structuring your day, it’s too easy to fall into bad habits. You make yourself that morning cup of coffee; you check your emails, read Facebook… you neglect to shave! It feels like liberation at first, and it’s a great feeling not having to rush out the door.
But as a result, you end up with no structure. You spend all of your days “half working” and all your time cooped up in one room. Your work life bleeds into your downtime, and you fall behind in all aspects of your productivity AND your personal life.
So what is the other option?