Working from Home


It's been a cold and snowy Winter here in Columbus and we find ourselves taking the work day from home more often than usual.  But, with the fridge and your bed RIGHT THERE, we're still working on how to make working from home as efficient as possible.

Here are the things we've found to be helpful when having a productive work day:

1. Schedule as much as you can of the day.

2. Plan your coffee or tea accordingly. Even use the smell as a trigger to put you into work mode.

3. A clean desk is a quick start.

4. Use mood music to wake up to, and then change the music when you begin working.

5. Eat lunch in a separate room and try and not work while you eat.

6. Plan calls in the morning to force the early work start.



Have any secrets to being productive while working from home? We'd love to hear!





  1. Kaylus on March 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    What works for me.

    1. Use the room that has the brightest natural light.

    2. Complete household chores before or after I’ve worked.

    3. Turn off the TV, radio and mute social media.

  2. pud on May 2, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I read this somewhere on the internet, I forget where now, so sorry I can’t credit that person.

    I thought it was quite a good idea, it also echoes what I read in a book called the one thing.

    Jot this down every day, on a pad or in a text file on your desktop or phone..

    If nothing else, today I am going to ___________.

    I am going to do this by ______ then _____ then ______.

    If I do this and only this, today will be a good day.

    Have a great day! 🙂

    Keep up the great work deathtothestockphoto!!!

    • admin on May 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks so much, and definitely useful to jot down!

  3. Pooja Bhatt on May 19, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    have small walks in between every 2 hours ; it relaxes and gives the much needed kick !!

  4. Canna C. on May 24, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Take a bath and put on proper work clothes BEFORE you start working – BEFORE you pick up your phone, BEFORE you open your notebook, BEFORE you check your planner, BEFORE you boot your computer.

    I’m guilty of not doing this for quite a few times but trust me, IT WORKS WONDERS if you do it everyday.

  5. Diana J. on September 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Whatever you do, don’t let friends or family know you are working from home. They can assume you are “taking it easy” and won’t stop calling 🙂

  6. jeremy bilby on March 20, 2016 at 1:08 am

    What worked for me being a stay at home dad for 18 months;

    1.) Make and drink coffee first thing in the morning
    2.) Make list of the day’s activities
    3.) Take a shower and change clothes out of P.J. to adult clothes
    3. Have breakfast.

    Good luck- it wasn’t an easy 18 months but we survived.

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