As I write this is not the literal translation of the post dedicated to 9 tips for all freelancers who work from home (written by Raj Dash) like me, but only a shred of ladder as personally live my work from home.
I recently discovered FreelanceSwitch – The Freelance Blog and I thought well and follow them to subscribe via feed because the arguments treated on this blog are really interesting and very on with my work situation.
Working from home – that’s not all roses and flowers
Still living at home with my, I hope I can make a breakthrough soon in this situation (I do not want to move from Fannullone), but fortunately live in a villa in a country like Aquileia, wrapped in green and with little traffic compared to cities.
The house must say that fortunately allows me a lot of dynamism and even if I have 2 cats that torture because I have always hungry or having to stare many times times “canonical” lunch and dinner dictated by ‘the family, I can be happy in this independence from stamp card or being subject to many restrictions as in other business areas.
The working and living spaces
But you can not find peace with the go-go relatives, visits, with ten hundred other distractions as dictated by environmental noise of car traffic of the road next to your home you can tell how live my work environment at my house for us to give way to pprender with something so as to make more comfortable physically and psychologically your work environment at home.
Psychology and the Environment
Usually I have two rooms devoted to studies: my room with a desk that I use in the winter because it’s more warm and comfortable and the cellar in the summer months because they are buried seeds allows me to have a naturally air-conditioned environment.
That already gives me a way to be positively motivated in the work being in a ‘comfortable area in which physical riperquote note on my psychology is a good starting point.
To me the priority is the best thing if you want asserted dynamic and able escape or retreat into a ‘best other room because guests have arrived or maybe your partner is calling disturbing your video recording or video conference with a major customer .
I personally am used to working in complete silence or (fortunately the area where I live has no background noise outside if not some jay that scream) or with background music of any kind (music strictly in English – in Italian that I personally leads astray from what I’m reading) and this gives me the right office for writing and blogging: maybe it’s the rhythm of the songs that the rhythmic beat on the keyboard may be some other factor – not the psychologist and not working in the field, but I must say that music helps me make a comfortable work.
Too much noise hurts, upsets and irritates and that can happen is that if I lavoricchiarein to a room where there are my relatives so I always hand under the cap because at least I can choose to hear music from the handset rather than the people chiacchericcio that are beside me.
Ipnotizzati to wake up and bang
Some times when I start to write or construct something graphic, not solely with the computer but also sketchy and drawing with paper and pencil, at some point prda understanding of time and it is precisely in those moments that I can really focus and go towards My goal, but it may happen that there is something that I do go back to the reality of bang as the ringtone of the phone, as the voice of someone who is beside me, the chirping of some striking passage of crow in my garden …
So I lose all my creative side: it explains the concept the book “Drawing with the right side of the brain”:
Let us reflect on states of consciousness
For example, many say that when they are absorbed in reading “leaving themselves.” Alttre activities that seem to produce a similar change in the state of consciousness meditation, jogging, the sewing machine to the beat, l ‘listening to music and, of course, the drawing itself.
The key to learning to draw, therefore, to create the conditions for moving the mind to a different way to process information (that of altered consciousness) that lets you see in the right way.
Divided into categories your business
Depends on the type of work that we do cimento.
I usually divided them into 2 categories – at least this is what brings me to my type of work:
* Creative work (of which I have just ‘indeed);
* Bureaucratic work – and filing paperwork (invoices, archiving data, correspondence …);
For the second type I do not preoccuppo much of where or who I am because it is purely a work of sorting and “skimming”.
For the first point, however, making the web designer I perceive as being a painter, you need ‘s inspiration and’ creative dictated by the time and is the most difficult thing in my opinion to have, not the desire, but how to find that ‘amalgam of physicality and psyche mermettano you can create at any time.
So the first point on which I refer and crearmi ‘s right environment without distractions or at least trying to reduce the maximum.
1. Music in the background (no radio since jumping from a broadcast all ‘is another speaker, publbicità: I prefer starting a CD that goes in loops or listen to the compilation of mp3s from computer);
2. Ringing of mobile-mode vibrating;
3. Some pause for half it takes: Preparing yourself and take a 5 minute relaxation evading it takes forever;
There are days when creativity seems not to exist, it seems that everything is desincornorizzato turn on how to plan our work: I prefer to take the morning free to do some motorcycle bike and resume work more pimpante in the afternoon.
The night (speaking of schedules ranging from 00:00 to 5 am in my opinion are the best works ein peace, silence: it seems that the world around us, starting from ‘air of the house, is immutevole, firm and stagnant. A good time to be able to think.
I am not saying that this must work at night, there biorhythms that can unpack and give particular annoyance riperquotendosi and social life, but I say that only in extreme cases there are extreme remedies: how freelance say that it’s best to be able to manage themselves in independence their working hours.