Working from home is a fantastic.
Whether you are a corporate professional able to work remotely on a regular basis, or a home office entrepreneur running your own business, avoiding the commute and having the luxury of stumbling from your morning coffee to your work zone in your pajamas is something to be envied….
Or so it seems to those that don’t do it.
As all work from home dads come to understand, if you don’t have the right mixture of self discipline and support of your family, you can kiss your levels of productivity goodbye.
Working from home is a potential minefield of distractions and life errands designed to trip you up and drag you away from what you should be doing at every single turn.
From your own unfathomable urge to rearrange your man drawer, to your wife asking if you wouldn’t mind looking after the little one for half an hour, if you are unable to create a robust level of structure for your working day, things will turn south pretty damn quick.
But…. It is not all doom and gloom.
I love working from home and it is very possible to achieve the best work life balance once you get used to the juggle and the fact the onus is on you.
I’ve been doing it now for several years and there is one thing I can say resolutely – I would never go back to the office 9 to 5.
The freedom to work from home really is life changing. You just have to do it right.
It’s taken some trial and error, but I’ve learned a lot about stay at home levels of productivity and the best practices to follow in order to stay on top.
If you want to succeed as a work at home dad, this is what you have to do.