This post is coming as a result of a few readers who have emailed me / commented asking for some tips on working from home! It makes me so happy to hear from other girls out there who are seeking fulfillment and hustling to make their career dreams come true. Nothing jazzes me more these days than the community of #girlbosses out there!
I am now into my fifth month of full-time working from home and have definitely learned a few things from the experience so I’m excited to share some tips today.
Dedicate a Working Space:
This is my #1 tip! You must carve a working space out for yourself if you truly want to pursue productivity. I couldn’t put a desk in my apartment until one roommate moved out (taking furniture with her) and following that, my current two roommates were kind enough to allow me to take a portion of our living room and put a (teeny tiny) desk into the corner. I’m forever grateful for this space!
For the first two months of self-employment, I worked from my bed or my couch and that was dismal. I was unproductive, often would stay in PJs, had horrible posture and then never quite “turned off.” My bed was no longer a place for sleep. I am so excited every morning to wake up and sit down at my desk to take calls, ship proposals, write, tackle my to do list and have a dedicated space that is all things wit & whimsy // Meghan Donovan, LLC! Take time to give yourself the tools you need as well. I’ve rounded up cute office supplies to make your space as cute as it is functional at home below, too!
(I know some people who are huge fans of co-working spaces but they tend to be very expensive these days so I’d look into pricing one out before you go that route. It’s an expense I have chosen to avoid at the time being personally but definitely can understand the benefits of having one!)