Overcome Office Obstacles

by Amanda Young on November 4, 2014

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Overcome Office Obstacles

by Amanda Young

Many people are working from home today. Whether it is through their career or running a business. When you are working from home, you can have more distractions. There is more demand on your time. Many people struggle on maximizing the advantages from working from home. They struggle with productivity. One important aspect of working from home is to make a decision on where you will put your home office. You can put an office in a spare bedroom, attic, basement, kitchen, or garage. Even in a closet, if the space is available.

You must make a decision on where you will put your office. This separates the everyday stuff like laundry, visitors, cleaning etc. that goes on in a household. Pick an area that is not a noisy, high traffic area. If you live with a spouse, children, or roommate,  you need to set boundaries. You want to treat your office as a “real” office. Everyone in your house needs to know that when you are in your office, you are working. This is the time that the people you live with need to know that, you are not to be disturbed.  This is your time to be productive in your work.

When you work from home there are two things that are critical to being productive, getting your work completed, and getting the results. You will want to be organized. What you need first is some sort of a day planner. There are many out there today. Find one that works for your needs. You must plan your day. Set your ” work hours.” This is the time that you will be working. When you plan your work hours, you can let others in your household know the hours. This helps from being disturbed and helps others around you. If you have employees either in your office or virtual, this helps them too.

The second most important aspect of working from home is that you need a good follow-up system. What I mean by a follow-up system is that you need a system in place for unfinished work, tasks, and projects. This will help you stay on top of everything that is going on in your work. If you don’t have a system in place, important tasks and projects in your work can slip through the cracks. Therefore, can lead you into a mess that you will need to clean up later. It is also very time consuming to clean up these messes. It can be easily avoided with a good system in place.

Organization and having a follow-up system in place will make your life easier and also easier for others around you. You will be more productive with your work and time. It will free you up to do other things that you want to do.

To Your Health,

Amanda Young, RN, BSN


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Amanda Young

Amanda Young is a RN (17 years) who has a love for health, fitness, and freedom. She loves to share her tips on inspiration with others and this is why she started Young Healthy Kitchen with her husband Brad. When we found out our daughter had severe allergies to a variety of different types of food we had to change the way we made meals and what we ate all together. To our surprise the food we started making tasted much better and was healthier too. On our journey we also found many ways to save on our food budget. It has become our passion to motivate others on how they can achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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