Do you have a dedicated space in your home for your office?
Is your work starting to take over your space?
Are you constantly interrupted while attempting to get “work” done?
To avoid distractions and minimize interruptions, ensure your home office is located in a dedicated space. Whether it is a corner of the room, small nook, or entire room doesn’t really matter. Just make sure you have a specific space that everyone you live with recognizes as “your office”. This will help to minimize the tendency of what I call “office creep” to happen.
“Office creep” occurs when you start to spread out your work/office (i.e. laptop, supplies, papers, etc) throughout various areas of your home. Once “office creep” begins it is hard to turn off your work at the end of the day and you’ll be prone to more distractions and interruptions too. If you don’t set up your home office in a specific place and give your work the focus and respect it deserves, it will be difficult for anyone else to recognize exactly when you are working and need to be left alone.