bored working at home

Working from home is a perk filled treat that many aspire towards. However for all the benefits and perks of working from home, there are also a few negatives to contend with. Most of these negatives have to do with managing the work and life balance aspect of having a small business via your home.

When you have an office and begin working from your home, the lines between work and play can get blurred. It’s important to find a way to keep the two separate and maintain balance. If not, you will lose sight of why you wanted to work from home in the first place.

But all is not lost, below we highlight three good tips on how to keep work from home boredom at bay.

1. Meet With Others Outside The Home

One of the best ways to fight off boredom from working solo at home is to join others outside the home. This could be in the form of a group, a Meet Up, a gym, a class and so on. The point is to attend an event where you could potentially meet and talk with others for an hour or two and ideally it’s a recurring event such as weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

2. Join Fun Online Forums and Groups

If getting out of the home is not practical for you, then perhaps an online forum is a good choice for you. Luckily there are plenty to choose from in just about every conceivable niche known to man, and in many different formats. There might be a Facebook group for writers you might do well in, a Google Plus circle for photographers that is more to your liking. Look at forums, groups or niche membership sites and find one in a topic that you’re really interested in and would enjoy visiting on a regular basis.

3. Physical Fitness Is Not A Cliche

You’ve heard this one a gazillion times before, but that’s because it works and because it applies. Many times nothing can get you in a better mood or positive state of mind than a good walk, jog or run. Physical fitness could also come in the form of yoga, Pilates, aerobics, swimming, tennis – you get the idea. This one may come across as a cliche, but bottom line is that it works and it helps.

Next time work at home boredom starts to creep in, try one of our ideas above and you’ll be back to normal in no time. As with any routine, practice makes perfect and so does partnering with others in the same boat. Find other work at home business owners and keep each other sharp by setting up coffee shop meetings, becoming running or walking buddies and or calling each other once a week to dish on what’s new and hot in your respective businesses.

Missy writes for a banner stands company in the UK and loves to work at home writing. When she’s not dutifully writing for the web, she loves to visit her local Starbucks and loves to jog by the lakefront every day.