I know I need a good schedule to keep me on track every day because I live and work in the same place. Some things get away from me, like getting the dusting done, or watering the plants I’ve planted outside. So I look for minutes here and there to plug this kind of thing in during the day without becoming a big deal or being neglected for too long. For instance, I was waiting for a computer update and couldn’t use my computer anyway so I took the opportunity to pop outside and do the watering. In waiting for the kettle to boil I dusted the bedroom furniture, figuring the whistle would call me back to the kitchen to make my morning coffee.
Making a list of priorities each day helps as well to keep my day on track. Then if there are meetings and calls in my calendar that take up more time than I allotted I always know which priorities to put on the top of the list to get done even if I can’t get to the rest. These are all ways to do the graphic art I’m hired to do while also designing a schedule that lets the rest of life get done too! Tell me your home office tips and tricks in the comments.