Anders Norén

Working From Home

Interesting stuff by Matt Gemmel:

I’ve been working from home full-time for more than seven years, and running my own business for the same amount of time. Many of us at least have the opportunity to occasionally work from home, and I daresay that many people would like the chance to do so permanently.

It’s not just as straightforward as pulling out a laptop in the living room, though. Working from home has a number of difficulties and challenges. In many ways, it’s a battle for mastery of yourself. I’d like to talk about a few of the issues I’ve faced, and how I handle them.

As a student I almost always work from home one of two days a week, and during some courses (like the one I’m on right now) I spend the majority of my working hours by the kitchen table. Matt Gemmel offers several useful suggestions on how to stay disciplined, eliminate distractions and preserve self-respect when you’re using your home as an office.