Work-Life Management Tips for Working from Home Written by Danyelle Little of The Cubicle Chick

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More and more professionals are working from home these days. Whether you own your own business, or have the option of tackling your workload in the comfort of a home office, it’s a practice that can be difficult. With a little initiative, proactivity and creativity, working from home can be a positive experience.

Work-Life Management is the act of executing and overseeing one’s work life and personal life in a positive way. We are sharing a few work-life management tips that you can utilize when working from home to assist in getting the most out of both of your worlds.

Designated Work Hours

Working from home can cause you to work more hours than you would at your typical workspace because you are doing business while in your living space. Because there’s no superior to report to on-sight and you don’t have clock-in or clock-out privileges, you can find yourself working day in and day out. Don’t make this a habit. Instead, create designated work hours and post them on your home office door or in your work area as a reminder to you and others. This will help you stick to those hours and help your family utilize boundaries. You can use Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose paper to create a sign that notifies you and your family of your work hours.

Time Management Apps

When working from home, time management can be hard to navigate because you are often working alone. Time management applications can assist in keeping you on track so that you can be productive. Apps like SelfControl were created to help keep you from being distracted on Facebook or other sites while you should be working, and the app Todoist works as your assistant to help you stay on top of your daily tasks. You can read more about productivity apps and time management tools here.

Inspiration

Since there aren’t any teams or colleagues in your home that can give you support and encouragement physically, you can use visuals to drive you. Take some of your favorite quotes and use them as desk décor – and as a reminder to reach for success. Use Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose paper to print out encouraging quotes that truly inspire you. Place them in a nice frame for office décor.

Working from home can be a challenge, but with these suggestions, you can achieve a lot.

About Danyelle Little

Known as first as a mom, and then as a work-life management professional and careerist, Danyelle Little is a rising star amongst her peers. With over a decade of experience in Benefits Administration and Human Resources, Danyelle created TheCubicleChick.com to discuss topics important to working parents and entrepreneurs. Glamour Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post Live have all tapped Danyelle to share her thoughts on newsworthy items relating to workplace issues, employee relations and lifestyle trends. Recognized as a top entrepreneur and social media influencer in St. Louis (she’s the 2014 winner of ALIVE Magazine’s Best Use of Social Media), Ms. Little is routinely seen on local and national news and lifestyle programs, and has been a featured personality in national brand promotions including a Subaru advertising campaign.

Danyelle is also the co-author of the self-help book, Personal, Professional, and Positive: The 30-Day Challenge which addresses how to get the best out of one’s personal and professional lives in a positive way.