Tips on How to Avoid Procrastination
As a work at home mom you will have plenty of free time and flexibility to do your work as and when it suits you. Although the great level of freedom and flexibility is something that you can enjoy; there is also a downside to it. Most work at home moms end up procrastinating their work for the uncertain future. Procrastination can be quite tiresome, particularly as it halts the work and brings about a sense of lethargy to your daily schedule.
Here are some handy tips to help you avoid procrastination:
Whenever you feel the urge to procrastinate, ask yourself what it is that you really want to achieve as a work at home mom. Once you visualize your future in your head and see the fulfillment of your goals, you be much more motivated to complete your tasks for the day instead of procrastinating them. When you lack a vision, you blindly work your way through day-to-day tasks; once you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve, working for it no longer feels like a job.
Set realistic goals
Working from home does require a considerable amount of self-discipline and motivation. However, since you are on your own, it is easy to put off work for the day as you tell yourself that you will start working from the next day. Again, when the next day you end up doing the same thing all over again- procrastinating your work, it’s time that you used a different approach. One of the best ways to avoid procrastination is to make the work look easy and achievable. If you set unrealistic targets for yourself, the work naturally starts to look unattractive and uninviting. The main idea is to get work done on a regular basis. You could begin by setting short-term goals that are very much achievable. Don’t push yourself too hard and set minimal goals that you feel sure to achieve by the end of the day. However you also need to take care that these goals are not too small so that by the end of the day you feel like you have achieved something significant.
After every achievement, make sure that you treat yourself with an attractive perk- it could be a favorite show on the radio or a walk to your favorite coffee shop. Whichever way you treat yourself, remember that celebrating your every big or small achievement is a great way to keep yourself motivated.
Sharing household duties
All work at home moms are aware of the excessive work load they need to face at home with their kids and endless domestic chores. Taking care of your house and kids might consume most of your time, particularly if you don’t have much idea of time management. Once you have too much work on your hands, you will be tempted to procrastinate. The best thing to do is to share the household work with your kids and husband. It’s a great relief when your kids can help you out with the laundry and your husband can take care of the kitchen every now and then.
Organize your home and work life
As a work at home mom, most of your work will revolve around your living space. For efficiency and convenience, you need to arrange your home in such a way that it is easy for you to move around and find something if you need to. Avoid cluttering things up or collecting unnecessary items. A clean and organized home and workspace will help you concentrate and complete your day’s tasks.
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