You might have thought of, or are actually, working from home in your business. However, to make progress, get some traction, and make developments, you can take some basic actions on a regular basis to generate and keep some momentum.
1 Prioritize your daily tasks. For example, think one month ahead as to what you need to do, then from that see what you need to do each week, then for the next day list your prioritized actions. This then gives you a much longer time scale in which to work, and not just day to day. Start with a year of planning and you get a much more coherent sense of what’s needed to achieve your aim. An advantage of listing your goal tasks for each day is you get to check them off and see how much you’ve progressed that day, success builds on success, even if you don’t get all the daily tasks done.
2 Avoid surfing at all costs. You can’t do point one if you spend time ( that is, waste your time in terms of your goals) surfing around the web. Don’t fool yourself into thinking it’s really important what you’re looking for – if it’s not directly helping you to get your next daily goal done, it’s a waste of time. If you’re creating content, for instance, and don’t need to be online, then disconnect from the web so you can focus on what you’re doing. IF you do need to search for something to do with your work, do it later in the day and get your goals’ work done first.
3 As the first 2 points suggest, it’s important to be disciplined with yourself. There’s no boss to tell you what to do, it’s your own business, and you’re responsible. On the other hand, pace yourself to get the most done in the time you have, and to have time away from your work to relax. This is important for obvious reasons, but also it’s often during relaxing times you come up with ideas for your business that probably would not have occurred to you while working.