Working from home? Setting Boundaries will Preserve Your Sanity
Like many women entrepreneurs, I work out of my home and love it.
I\’ve done some of my best writing sitting in the “comfy chair” in my “jammies.” (That\’s the best part.) Unfortunately, the comfy chair is in the garden room in front of the TV.
It\’s also next to the kitchen, so I have basically hogged all of the communal living space as my office. I was constantly interrupted by the rest of the family (what nerve!) and began to feel like I was anchored to that chair.
Something had to change! OK, someone had to change…. ME!
I confess that I actually had a home office. Really! In fact, it was one of the main reasons we bought our house. I wanted the office with the French doors and porch. It even had a door that closed and file cabinets for all of my resources.
So what was holding me back from working in this beautiful space designed just for me? Absolutely Nothing. I had worked in offices all of my life and was celebrating my liberation. I was just sick of it. No sitting at a desk for me, never again. But at what cost?
I finally got the message: I like being productive and I was self-sabotaging myself by clinging to that comfy chair. So what to do? My office was full of boxes and everything else that didn\’t have a home. It was so overwhelming that I didn\’t know where to start. So I at down and created “The Plan.”
What were the results?
Working from home has many advantages:
Would I recommend working from home? Sure. Just learn to set up a place that is all yours and place boundaries in effect. You\’ll accomplish much more in less time.