What You'll Discover In This Episode:
Being able to work from home is a dream for many people.
If you’re a business owner who does work from home though, you know it comes with its fair share of challenges. Working from home can be very isolating. Perhaps you miss in-person interaction with your team. Maybe you find it hard to focus because there’s always laundry and dishes you could be doing or your beloved dog barks every time it wants to be let out. It can also be very difficult to hold boundaries when you work where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. Sure, working from home has its difficulties and it’s easy to focus on the negative aspects of it.
That doesn’t serve you though! If you harbor negative feelings about working from home and it’s doing a number on your mindset, I invite you to flip the script and choose to focus on the positive truths of working from home:
No traffic jams
Less money spent on gas and office attire
Smaller carbon footprint
No packing a lunch
Refrigerator at your disposal
Work in pajama bottoms or leggings
Pets at your feet
See your family during breaks
Less sick days
Live wherever you want
And so many more!
When you focus on the negative aspects of working from home, you get stuck there and don’t seek solutions even though they are often right at your fingertips. Solutions for say, feeling isolated or holding boundaries with your family.
Flipping the script by focusing on the benefits switches your mind to a place of positivity and sets the foundation for being solutions-focused.Working from home is just one of the many areas of your business where you might have the opportunity to flip the script and see a positive shift. In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I dive into many more areas of your business that can feel especially difficult and discuss simple strategies to reduce the stress that often accompanies them.