• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 4. The 24/7 Lifestyle: Time Mana... > Procrastination: We Saved It for Las...

Procrastination: We Saved It for Last

We saved the ultimate Home Office Enemy—procrastination—for last. We even procrastinated about writing on this topic!

One of the toughest things about the solitary nature of the home office is procrastination. In an outside office, we all become attuned to working at a pace with our co-workers. We have people supervising us. We have an overall idea of how much work we are expected to accomplish each day. Working from home is solitary. Not only that, there are a thousand distractions. Joyce Lapsley, a Virginia-based consultant and trainer, says this about working from home: “Distractions/guilt about laundry, dust, etc. is one of the toughest things about working from home; that is, when I walk past a pile of dishes or laundry, I nag myself about them. On the other hand, when I'm relaxing, I feel that I should be working upstairs in the office.” The problem with these distractions is they can often lead us to procrastinate on our work. While an on-site office has “busy work” or time-wasters, too, like water cooler conversations or personal e-mails, home offers other enticements, especially, for lack of a better word, “puttering” around the house. (You putterers know who you are …)


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint