As more and more women are finding opportunities to work from home, it’s important to remember that earning a living from your couch, isn’t all fun and games. You’ll still need to put things in place to ensure that you’re organized, meeting deadlines and avoiding distractions as much as possible.

One unexpected and often overlooked side effect of working from home is lack of motivation. Think about it… from housework to access to the television, if you work from home you’re surrounded by potential distractions. Over time, this can have a real impact on your career or business.

We’ve compiled a few tricks to help you stay on track!

your morning’s count

It may be tempting to sleep in when you work from home and your office is just in the other room. But, if you get up and start your day early, you’ll actually be more productive. Be intentional with your day. Get out of the bed… and make it. Hop in the shower, grab coffee or breakfast, and get dressed. Having a strong morning routine will give you the boost you need to make the most of your day.

how to use your morning to set the tone for your day - Tiffany Nicole Forever

designate a space

Creating a designated workspace is not optional… it’s a requirement. Choose an area that isn’t distracting and that has a good light source. Make sure that you have all the supplies you need and then, take the time to personalize it into an office that you look forward to working in.

But be careful! It’s important to have a good balance of function and cuteness. A pretty chair isn’t so appealing when it’s uncomfortable.

be inspired

It helps to follow people on social media, and find people who can inspire you. From darealbbjudy, Tiffany Nicole, Carrie Green or Frank DiTommaso, the list is endless. The goal should be to connect and follow other entrepreneurs that have achieved the level of success or growth that you desire. When you do this, you always have a reminder of why you are doing what you are doing.

If you start to compare yourself to those that were supposed to inspire your journey, don’t be afraid to unfollow them.

It’s absolutely okay to clean up what influences you.

While it’s good to have an example of success… if that inspiration becomes a cycle of constant self-comparison and produces feelings of inadequacies, it’s not inspiration at all.