Staying Productive While Coaching and Working Remotely
One of the many blessings of the internet is that coaching and training entrepreneurs can easily work with their clients without meeting physically or having an office space.
More people are working from home. If you’re new to working remotely, these tips can help you stay productive and maintain balance.
Set a Regular Schedule
Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many remote coaches and trainers maintain a work-life balance. That said, one of the benefits of remote work is flexibility, and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else’s time zone. When you do, be sure to wrap up earlier than usual or sleep in a bit the next morning to make up for it.
Create a Starting Routine
Deciding you’ll sit down at your desk and start work at a certain time is one thing. Creating a routine that guides you into the chair is another. What in your morning routine indicates you’re about to start work? A routine can be more powerful than a clock at helping you get started each day.
Establish Working Rules With the Other People Who Live in Your Space
Set ground rules with other people in your home or who share your space for when you work. If you have children at home with you, they will likely need clear rules about what they can and cannot do during your work time.
Take Your Breaks
Don’t short-change yourself during breaks, especially your lunch hour. You can use an app to lock yourself out of your computer for 60 minutes. Or you can just launch a simple clock or timer on the screen when you take a break. If you return to your desk after only 40 minutes, walk away for another 20.
Set-up Dedicated Office/Desk Space
Some homes do not have a dedicated library or a room that can be set aside specifically for use as an office. This does not mean that you cannot have a home office. It only means that some creativity is needed.
A kitchen table might not be the best place because the kitchen surfaces are also used for food preparation. Having to move your desk so that meals can be prepared is an expensive and potentially expensive interruption.
Identify a space that is not part of commonly used living areas. One with minimum distraction. It needs to be a space that you can set aside exclusively for use as an office. It needs to be a space that has enough room for you to work. If you have to walk in and out of your office several times a day, then it might not be the best place for it.
Set-up a Separate Phone Number
Set up a phone number that you only use for calls with clients. It doesn’t have to be a landline, second mobile phone, or even a SIM card. It can be a free VoIP service, such as Google Voice or a Skype number. Similar to some of the other tips, having a separate phone number helps you manage your work-life balance.
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