Written By: Jessica Schuurman
Having an online business can be hard. It takes time, energy and effort to stay on track and come out with your to-do list finished. Time and freedom is what we are all craving and working towards, but, more often than not we can find ourselves procrastinating because we feel our household duties have priority over our business. Or maybe being alone in a crowd of people in Starbucks or talking to your cat is just not interesting you anymore. Sometimes there is just too much going on in our minds and not enough productivity going on, resulting in a massive catastrophe of procrastination.
There are both pro’s and cons of having your own online business where you get to work from home. I am going to save the best for last so let’s start with the negative of having your home business. Firstly it is so easy to get distracted. You know when you hear the coffee pot beep that it’s ready for you to drink? So you get up to pour yourself a cup and right there beside the cupboard there’s an article with the title ‘What are you missing in your life?’ How can you resist right? An hour goes by and all you have achieved is reading the whole newspaper. Yet your work is still waiting for you at your desk to be finished. It’s hard when you have to schedule yourself for a period of time and the only one holding you to your schedule is you. Hanging out with friends and surrounding yourself with people are much more enjoyable than sitting at home with all of your chores screaming at you “CLEAN ME!”, “I’M IMPORTANT, TOO!”, “PAY ATTENTION TO ME!”
On the brighter side of things working from home can be the most perfect life created solely by you and you alone. Having the authority to make the decision of how much you want to create this month/week/day can be exhilarating. This is the perfect opportunity to work smarter and not harder. What do I mean by this? Well working smarter is a perfect way to utilize your time and efforts. Scheduling your time diligently and finishing your projects without procrastination is key. Ultimately working 4 hours non-stop you can finish just as much if not more than an eight hour day by staying consistent and on track. Last but not least, the JOY of being able to schedule your LIFE first and your business second. This leads us into truly being able to enjoy those Kodak moments. Spending time with your family and friends is really what life is all about.
So here’s my question for you; how do you think you can turn your procrastination to productivity?
There’s this place in Denver Colorado that has EVERYTHING you need: offices, desks, meeting rooms and places where you can record your videos. Your home business can now have a place to truly flourish: with places to work and people to connect, collaborate and cowork alongside, you will truly find yourself being the most productive you’ve ever been.
Nicole Skorka, the founder of Sunnyside Station, has created a community where entrepreneurs come to work and collaborate in an office environment. ‘A neighbourhood workplace to create, collaborate and cowork’ is their motto. With all the fun events and talk around the water cooler, you will not be able to hear your household chores calling your name from home. Maybe you find yourself stuck on an idea--no problem, now you just need to find a fellow member at Sunnyside Station that can help you brainstorm it out. Not only will you feel like you are in a place where you can be productive and get the most out of your time, but you will never feel alone again.
If you would like to find out more about Sunnyside Station you can visit them @ https://www.sunnysidestation.com
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