First: Working from home is not a replacement for childcare looking after children is a full-time job, so if you already have job, trying to mix the two together can be an enormous challenge. While working from home does mean you no longer have to deal with the daily commute, working while your kids are asleep really isn't the most effective way to work. To get over this you might want to consider finding a nursery that syncs with your schedule. This will give you the flexibility to focus on work when you need to and spend the rest of the time with your children.
Second: Making the home office.
If you work from home then it is best to make yourself a work space
(even if it just a desk). You don’t need to spend a lot of money in
making your office, but you should have some sort of desk space. This
space should be in a place where you can concentrate on your work and be
comfortable working. You should really see this as an opportunity to
make an office you could actually work at, meaning getting a nice chair
and desk. You can do this quite cheaply by using sites like eBay and
Craigslist with online transportation marketplaces, like uShip, who
offer thousands of courier services.
Third: Be Strict with yourself.
of the major advantages of working from home is that should a situation
arise you are able to be flexible and adapt to a change in situation.
However, you should really strive to set up a work timetable, just like
you would do if you were in the office. One of the greatest difficulties
when working from home is telling yourself when it is time to ‘go home’
and stop working. Therefore, it is best to define when your working
begins and ends. This will give you, your workmates and your family
some structure to your day and ensure that you have enough time for
Fourth: Know the places you can work other than your home.
all need a change of scenery from time to time. The chance of there
being a great place to work in your local neighborhood to used as a
"secondary offices" is great. Try your local library or coffee shop for
starters they are very likely have free wireless and enough space for
you to spend a couple of hours.
of work and life is especially difficult. However, working from home
can be an enormously beneficial way of allowing you to spend more time
with your family and more time "at work." However, in order to manage
personal and work commitments you need to be ready to be a little
flexible and be ready to adapt your approach
Guest Post by Amar Patel