Stop Procrastinating: Be More Productive At Home

March 19, 2018

When you are at home for the day, you are usually not free to completely relax. Whether you work from home or you have the day off work, there are always things you need to do. But it is so easy to get distracted, procrastinate, or just spend the whole day relaxing. The list of things you need to do at home never ends, so putting things off is only going to come back to bite you later. If you want to be more productive at home, you need to organize your days so that you are not tempted to waste all your time, and you do not spend longer than you need to getting anything done.

Plan And Schedule

Planning your days and the tasks you need to do is one of the best things you can do to be more productive at home. If you already know what you need to do and when you are going to do it, you can stick to the schedule and tick off your tasks more easily. At the beginning of the week or the end or beginning of each day, work out what you need to do and draw up a schedule of when you are going to do it all. You can plan other things too, like writing out a shopping list so that you know what you need to buy. Find out more about scheduling your day at

Sort Out Your Home Office

If you are working at home, you need to get your home office organized for a more productive day. Your office should be neat and tidy, with as few distractions as possible. It also needs to be set up efficiently to make it easier to get your work done. You might need to take a look at to see if you can improve your internet connection. It can make a huge difference to how productive you can be while working at home. Maybe your office could benefit from some new additions too, whether it is a printer or some artwork.

Work Out The Best Way To Work Around The Kids

If you are trying to get things done at home while being a parent at the same time, it can be a struggle. But if you can work out the best way to work around your children, you can make it a little easier. For some parents, the best thing to do is get the kids to entertain themselves. For others, it is useful to get the kids to help out with whatever you are doing, even if realistically they are not that helpful. But sometimes, the best thing you can do is to get someone else to watch them.

Do Not Relax Too Soon

It is tempting to relax as soon as possible in the evening and refuse to move from the sofa. But if you make use of another hour or two, you could get a lot more done. And the more you do in one day, the less you have to do the next day.

You can always find ways to be more productive at home. Making better use of the time you have could give you more time to relax.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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