The Discipline of Working from Home

Many people wonder about the feasibility of working from home if there’s a lack of self-discipline. Work discipline is a two-way street. When it’s time to work (by rationally predetermined guidelines), then it’s time to work. Likewise, when it’s NOT time to work, it’s not. One common principle of working at home is having a work space that isn’t related to ‘home life’ and that you treat as a work space. If you determine what’s a reasonable amount of time to do your work, then the fact you happen to be close to where your office is during recreation time should not be a factor. There’s no more reason to go spend time in your work office than there would be to drive to your work office. The key is deciding what you’re supposed to do and in what time frame–and then sticking to that, nothing more and nothing less.