A routine is a set of instructions designed to perform a specific task, a course of action to be followed regularly like a standard procedure. An activity or a process always carried out regularly in respect to a specific task.
Working from home is almost the same as working outside your home, the difference is just the location, and you don’t go to the office outside your house, but rather creating an office space or an office in your house to work. You create your work time and also control your personal life activities. Working from home can really be exciting since working from home is also as lucrative as working in the office outside your home or even more, if certain things are not put in place, your productivity or output while working from home could be low.
Working from home is really flexible, comfortable, easy to access everything needed to perform or carry out your job-related activities and you can always bend your own rules to suit your working ability or working style. Because of some of these advantages of working from home, a lot of persons are unable to achieve some set-out goals or achievement because they misused the opportunity of working from home over going to the office outside their houses. Some of these privileges include: Working with no supervision and creating your own time of work.
WHY IS A ROUTINE NECESSARY WHEN WORKING FROM HOME?
In every business or business or in every activity carried out, be it personal or officials, there should be a guide or procedure followed in other to achieve a set-out goals, when some of these procedures are violated or not followed appropriately, productivity or output becomes low or unachievable.
WHAT ARE THESE ROUTINE?
These are three (3) ways to establish a routine when working from home, but not limited to.
A daily target or daily output is a set out target to be achieved daily on a daily basis. There are a lot of distractions that can arise when working from home, you can get carried away with some personal activities like playing video games, doing some house chores, watching movies, sport, playing around with friends and family and forget you have a job to do. But by setting a target for yourself every day, will always remind you about your daily task, and by keeping to your daily target, your productivity will be fantastic.
TIME AND WORKING HOUR
Always keep to the time you want to start your work, create a good working period and keep to it. You should always have a fixed time as part of your routine on when you will always be working or when you are not. In as much as you want to be highly productive, you must also maintain a work-life balance, be specific on your time of work and keep to it regularly. You should also try to maintain a specific work hour, so you can have time for your family and friends and also to your personal life activities, it can’t be WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! All the time neither can it be FUN! FUN!! FUN!!! At all time, you must create a balance for you to be highly productive when working from home.
BOOK KEEPING AND ACCOUNT
Make it a habit of keeping all the record of your businesses and activities on a daily basis; you can also add a weekly report or a monthly report to it, this is to show the number of losses or profits made within a specific period of time. All the activities of your businesses, like your products or goods and the entries of the amount sold, the number of goods and the time of sales should all be written down daily. Depending on the kind of job or business you run, all business-related activities should be recorded and documented daily. These will always show you how much effort you have put into your business and also give you a room for improvement should there be any. Keeping all these records also keep you updated, prevents you from making further mistakes should there be any, and also makes you better in the job as you make progress.
There are a lot ways you can create or establish a routine when working from home in other to achieve your goals, all you need to do is to discover a method that suits you when working from home and make a habit, when it becomes habitual, your productivity will highly and certainly increase.