ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Since 2005, the work from home trend has exploded 115 percent. Nearly four million people in the u-s work from home at least half the time. But many workers find that difficult to do because it is hard to maintain focus or self-discipline.
Chores … kids … pets. The distractions are endless when at home. When you try to create a home office in that environment, it may seem impossible to get any work done. A laptop at the kitchen table just won’t cut it. To be productive, you need a distraction-free work space. Use a spare room, a corner in the basement or even a closet to create a space where distractions won’t be tolerated. Noise cancelling headphones also help to keep the noise out and you focused on work. Another thing that makes working from home challenging is feeling disconnected from the office. With a webcam, you can connect to meetings in the office in seconds. You can find a good-quality webcam under one hundred dollars. And working from home doesn’t necessarily mean always working from your own home. A change of work environment stimulates creativity and brings forth inspiration. You might get a change of scenery by working outdoors or in coffee shops once in a while.
One recent study found that about 75 percent of people who work from home have a good work-life balance even though they work more hours.
Contributors to this news report include: Milvionne Chery, Producer; Jamison Koczan, Videographer and Editor.
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