Being a freelancer has its perks. You no longer need to get up early nor go through traffic to get to the office. Most of all, you get to work in the comfort of your own home. Sweet deal, right? Thing is, working from home can also be a problem because you will feel enticed put things off for later.
You’re prone to procrastinating more because you’re tempted to watch TV, play video games or eat whatever’s in the fridge. However, finishing your tasks without feeling like you don’t have enough ‘me’ time at all is possible.
Here are four tips to heed:
1. Create a Home Office
Turn a portion of your home into an office. This way, you limit yourself from being tempted to keep taking a break to do other stuff you would normally do at home. If you don’t have a spare room, any space with good lighting would do. Bring the work essentials, a bottle of water, and a few snacks so you don’t have to keep going to the kitchen for food.
2. Use Productivity Apps or Software
Most freelance gigs now involve being online. And because of this, you get sucked into surfing the net, watching videos on Youtube, stalking your friends on Facebook and Instagram until you realize you haven’t done anything at all for the day. Phone apps such as Toggl and Tick are great in monitoring your work schedule.
Set personal deadlines for the projects you need to finish. This way, you are able to send your work ahead of schedule and have more time for yourself in the process. Jotting it all down on paper helps. Having a visual gives you more reason to get the work done ASAP.
4. Eyes on the Prize
People tend to procrastinate when they don’t have enough motivation. But if you write down how much you will earn from the work you do, you just might be surprised at just how focused you can actually be when you give it a try. Come up with projects board and include your possible earnings from each so you see how you’re doing. Place it in front of your table so you get to see it anytime you feel like procrastinating.
It’s all up to you really. You’re in charge of your life and if you want to be successful, you’ll need to start somewhere.
5 Money-Saving Tips That Could Help You Get Richer This Year
Saving money is easier said than done but these tricks will totally help you achieve your financial goals this year!
Admit it or not, most of us, if not all, are having a hard time saving money even if we earn more than what we actually need. Spending less to save more money is easier said than done especially now that holiday sales are not over yet. So, to help you achieve your New Year’s resolution here are some surefire money-saving tricks you should try this year.
1. Bring lunch from home
Sounds familiar, right? This is one of the most common money savings advice most of us hear from the elders and, yet, it is the most effective one. You might have higher grocery bills but bringing sandwich, chips or a piece of fruit from home can really help you save.
6 Rules of Being an Effective Social Climber
If you’re not one of the rich and famous, here’s how you can at least act like you are!
We can't all be born with silver spoons in our mouths and this is nothing to be ashamed of. But just because we're not filthy rich, that doesn't mean we can't fit into the social circles of those who are rich. So if you want to wiggle your way into rubbing elbows with people who make more dough that you can imagine, here's how you can pull that off without embarrassing yourself.
1. Be polite and well-mannered.
Be as refined as you can be with your gestures and words. Don't be brash and loud-mouthed, as this will only make the more genteel types be wary of you. Instead, be as polite as you can be (without being over the top!), and make sure your movements are as refined as possible.
This Awesome Hack Will Help You Quickly Find Kids Lost in a Crowd
Afraid that your kids might get lost in a crowd? Check this out!
The holiday season is just around the corner, and a lot of families around the world are poised to take their vacations, be it local or international. There may be plans to visit bazaars, fairs, festivals, or amusement parks - and hey, we should get real - these places are often too crowded for our taste. But who cares, right? It's time to celebrate!
However, in reality, crowded places present a challenge for parents in terms of keeping their children safe and secure. Not once have we seen lost kids crying out for their moms.
So if you are among those parents who wish to avoid such predicament, here is an awesome tip for you, courtesy of Cherise McClimans, a mother and an active blogger.
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