Creating a working home office environment is about the fundamentals: The workspace, schedule, lighting, ergonomics, diet and family time all converge to make or break your home office experience.
Starting from the Fundamentals and doing it right, often builds confidence and motivates us to reach our goal much sooner and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Similarly as an Internet Home Based Business Entrepreneur, there are certain Fundamental steps you should take and organize your daily work schedule to succeed.
By following these steps you can avoid health problems and other conditions such as stress, depression, fatigue and loneliness. In other words, you will remain motivated, energetic, healthy and enjoy a happy family life. Above all you will be on your way to fulfilling your dream of being a successful Internet Home Based Business Entrepreneur.
Organizing your Home Office:
The first thing you should do is to organize your home office. It could be anywhere. In the bed room, in the attic, in the basement or any other place where you could sit and concentrate on your work without hindrance. Set it up so that all the necessary paraphernalia required for your Internet Business are available to you right there as in any other external place of work. Create an environment that will please the eye soothe the nerves and inspire you to work at home.
Organizing your Work Schedule:
The tendency to get disorganized is one of the major problems faced when you work at home due to distraction by the kids, family members, visitors, telephone calls etc. Making up for lost time on the other hand leads to overwork and stress. This situation can be avoided by planning out your whole days work in advance. Have a master list prepared every day and prioritize your work and also structure it in such a manner that you do the most difficult part of the assignment at the time you are most alert and active. Ensure that you start and end your tasks on time everyday. Since you are the Boss you can be flexible and accommodate any change of circumstances as and when the need arises.
Posture and Lighting:
Working at the computer for several hours a day can create quite a few problems unless you do the things the right way. The correct table for the computer and the chair for you to sit and work long hours are absolutely essential. Negligence of this aspect can lead to neck and back pain and other complications. In addition to this your place of work has to be properly illuminated to avoid straining your eyes.
Working continuously for a few hours at the computer can be strenuous for the eyes and also cause mental fatigue. Regular breaks after every hour or two is an absolute necessity. A few minutes of relaxing, stretching and inhaling of fresh air by going outdoors will do you a world of good.
Regular Meal Time:
Never sticking to regular meal times and missing a meal due to pressure of work are problems often associated with Home Based Business workers. This can lead to malnutrition, stomach ulcers and other gastric disorders. This situation must be avoided by having a proper work schedule with planned breaks for meals and meticulously sticking to it.
Improper planning of your work schedule or over enthusiasm in your Home Based Business creates situations where the spouse and kids can get neglected. One of the main attractions of working from home is to spend more time with the family. It is here that your skills in organizing your work schedule will be tested. You will need to find the time to spend with the family everyday. Your spouse and kids should reap the benefits of your presence at home. So it is up to you to ensure that this happens for happiness at home will definitely reflect in the progress you make in your Internet Business and boost your morale.
Meet Friends and Socialize:
Working day in and day out within the confines of your home and with your computer as your sole companion can to some extent create loneliness and depression. The fun of meeting your co-workers and enjoying their company is one thing that you will surely miss. Hence it is imperative that you go out regularly meet friends and socialize. Add a little spice by reading jokes daily, sharing jokes with friends and watching humorous videos. This will keep you in circulation among your friends and also give you the necessary inspiration to do more work.
It will not be long before you will repeat the words of Emile Coue "Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better" Yes, organize your work at home and soon you will enjoy the fruits of your labor and succeed in your Internet Home Based Business.
Copyright © 2005 Kanaga Siva. Kanaga Siva has a wealth of experience in Marketing and also running his own Home Based Business. He now operates his Internet Marketing Business. Visit his website http://www.business-fromhome.com for Articles, Resources, Ideas and Advise to start a Home Based Business and for other recommended Programs.