Any of you ever feel like your day is getting sucked away from you by the lure of the computer? I have.
Blissfully Domestic has a post up
on how to stay productive when you're working at home.
One of her rules is this:
No turning on the computer for a quick email check or to do one little thing until you’ve gotten “ready for work”
I agree with that! I have been writing at home for 8 years now (4 books published; syndicated column; dozens of articles), but I do find the computer sucks me in.
We also homeschool, and trying to make that my priority is really difficult, especially when a big idea strikes me.
The only thing that works is giving myself office hours: 7:30-8:30 a.m., a big break at lunch, and then 4-5:30. The crockpot is a saver for that, because I put dinner on early in the day while I'm schooling the kids, and then use the time I'd traditionally be cooking dinner to work.
But even right now I'm not sticking to my office hours because it's 8:41. Better get moving...
Labels: homemaking, working