Great Advice | 5 Tips To Help You Work More Productively at Home


June 26, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet

If you work at home, like I do, you’re going to want to learn these 5 tips to help you become more productive, and feel less burnt out.

After starting my crochet business and blog, I’ve come to realize (and remember) that when you work at home, you are virtually never away from work.  For years I worked as an online community manager and it was the same thing. There is no on and off switch like there is when you work outside of the home.  Instead of working less often, I find myself working at all hours, day and night.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s nice to be able to work in my jammies and to be able to easily prepare a home cooked meal every night.  But…  depending on how you look at it, being home all the time can be both a blessing and a curse.

I realized what I was doing wrong while reading this terrific article at Problogger,  These 5 Rules Will Help You Work More Productively At Home.

The article is written and geared towards bloggers but I think the tips would work for anyone who works at home including crafters and crocheters too.

It’s not an easy fix, but things like setting regular working hours, specified break times, and having an end of work day routine certainly will help… if you stick to it.

If you’re looking to improve your productivity while reducing your work stress, I highly recommend you go read the article.

no place like home rug.

There’s no place like home.

Do you have any helpful tips for those of us who work at home?  If you do, please share them in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers.



24 thoughts on “Great Advice | 5 Tips To Help You Work More Productively at Home

  1. SheryL♥ says:

    Hi! Thanks a lot for joining Thoughts of SheryL!
    Great blog! 🙂

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  2. lyncrain says:

    Now, that we’re doing the airbnb I am finding that I must prioritize my time so I can accomplish what needs to be done and what I love to do. I am fortunate that I am retired so my time is less structured than it was but that doesn’t mean I am less busy. I’m actually more so. I’m a leader and moderator for two writing/blogging groups online at Writing. com in addition to being a leader and moderator in person writing group. I have a garden that requires care at least every other day. I’m working on my second poetry book which is taking a lot of time and you’ve seen the mandala project that is now up 111 hours and still going. I bake everyday for the airbnb and clean house daily to keep on top of the cat hair from my three adorable babies and then there is the messy marvin hubby that adds to the mix. Before I know it, the day is gone and I’m scrambling to get my blogging done too. Sleep is a luxury at this point.
    I thought the list was very informative and it puts my time organization into perspective for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Tami says:

    Great post Robin! I have been working from home for the past 3 years and I love it. I write blogs, product descriptions and assorted data and content tasks for an ecommerce janitorial supply distributor. I just don’t have enough room in my home to have a dedicated office space, but that’s not really an issue for me. I actually enjoy being able to take my work laptop and sit outside on nice days. I do have a set schedule of hours so that’s also been easy to manage. My biggest challenge is definitely number 5. It’s not visitors that I have a problem with it’s phone calls. I know the easy answer is just let it go to voicemail but we all know that with family and friends there is no easy answer. When they just want to chat I try to keep the call short and often I find myself just working while they talk about whatever it is that they felt the need to call me about. I am guilty of not really listening and just making the appropriate noises while I continue to work. I don’t really feel too guilty because the few people that call me when they know I’m working are really kind of isolated and it makes them feel better to just have someone they can connect with for half an hour a few days a week. What I really need to manage is my crafting and personal blogging time! I end up spending too much time on one of the elements that goes along with that and end up neglecting the other things. If I spend 2 hours reading blogs then I have less time to create things to post about. If I spend more time creating I have less time to blog/read blogs. And now I have almost no time for just browsing youtube and pinterest for future project ideas! I am going to use the tips from this article to be more productive when I’m not working! 😀

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    • Robin says:

      #5 is definitely a tough one for me too Tami, but like you, I don’t want to isolate people, or tell them I’m too busy to talk. After all, what’s life without friends and family? Sounds like you have a very cool work at home job. 🙂 The blogging vs. creating time is definitely a challenge for me too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  4. Leyla says:

    Great Post, Robin


  5. Jenna Rose says:

    I did a post recently about how to start a productive day! a good morning routine 🙂


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