Have you been struggling with the transition to working from home due to a recent surgery, or want to make the move soon? Learn just how to work from home without losing your mind, and you will see how rewarding it really is in the long run.

Avoid Social Media

It goes without saying that you should steer clear of social media sites if you are in the midst of your work day – except in the instance that you have to post content for your client or on your business page. This is an invaluable resource that you should take advantage of, but try to keep it to certain times of the day.

You may be itching to view just a few more photos of your friend’s baby or check up on trending news, but you have plenty of time for that after your work is completed.

Create a Space for Work

Whether you have a hectic home life with kids and other types of distraction around, or you just want to get yourself in the right mindset, having a space set aside for just work is key. This can be a separate room as your home office, a corner of your living room with some sort of partition, or you might opt for a trip to the local cafe or library at times. Whichever you decide on, make sure it is suited to your unique work personality and needs.

Do Take Frequent Breaks

It is so important to take some breaks throughout your day, even if you like or have to work in one big block of time. Recent findings have shown that our mind works in 90 minute intervals. We have to renew our energy every 90 minutes, preferably with at least a 10 or 20 minute break.

Add these into your routine for a boost in energy and productivity:

*Grab a snack or a light meal

*Stretch and do a low-impact cardio workout, or some yoga

*Call a friend or spend time with your partner and/or children

*Sit back and close your eyes, but do not get into a super comfortable position or you may fall asleep! You’ll start to see noticeable differences in your moods and energy when you do so.

Working from home should be something that you enjoy. After all, you have chosen to do so over going out into the outside world for the 9 to 5 grind. Make it the best possible experience for you and your family. The truth is that you are able to experience something that many other people are not – the freedom to make your own schedule and individualize a custom plan and method for your career. This will impact your health and well-being for the positive, especially as you get older.