Having the ability to work from home is a flexibility gift that you can receive when you invest in a home-based Canadian franchise. However, working from home is not the same as working in an office or other physical location, so here's what to remember to keep your mindset sharp, focused and healthy.
Be creative sometimes
When you are keeping track of accounts and appointments and solving problems for your customers, you're using one area of your brain to organize all those tasks and thoughts. You do need to tap into the other areas of your brain, too, to keep your overall mind sharp and your outlook healthy. If you missed the photography or painting you once loved doing, use your new business as a reason to go back to it rather than avoiding it. Your business is most likely to flourish when you are, so don't be afraid to turn off the "work" part of your mind once in a while to nurture other areas.
Have plans and routines
No one is telling you when you have to work, but without a plan, you're more likely to fail. Whether it's a coffee before meetings or a strict bedtime, make sure you have plans and routines in place that keep you on task for your business during your work hours. Additionally, even though you can work in your pajamas, that doesn't mean you should, so having some behavioral guidelines in place is important, too.
Take some breaks
Breaks are needed for high levels of productivity. Multiple studies have shown that doing something for too long can actually make you less productive as time goes on. Do a crossword puzzle, perform a stretch routine, or just get up and take a quick walk around the house. You can use one of many free apps to alert you to break start and end times.
Don't forget playtime
Whether it's a walk with your dog or a mid-afternoon swim, do something that gets your mind off work occasionally. This will boost your mood and help you steer off fatigue and frustration.
When you work at home, you may feel isolated at times. Try the
tips above so you maintain a fresh, clear mindset for your
home-based franchise. To produce the best service and work for your
clients and your business, you have to remember to take care of