Five Tricks to Stay Motivated When Working at Home

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Perhaps it's a particular song, a comfy office setting or time of day. Either way, Sutton Fell says you want to figure out what gets you in a work groove and run with it. For some people, it could also mean changing the scenery every once in awhile. It's no accident that coffee shops like Starbucks are filled with people typing away on their computers during office hours. "There are so many ways to get and stay motivated, but you are responsible for motivating yourself as a telecommuter," says Sutton Fell.

Staying motivated at work can be hard but for remote employees it can be downright impossible. Unlike an office environment, at home there are a ton of temptations and distractions that can easily sap your productivity and your career trajectory.

"Working from home is essentially an independent way of working. Even if you have managers and coworkers to be accountable to, you're still responsible for motivating yourself," says Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. "And because our houses have all sorts of distractions (I'll just throw in one load of laundry, or do these dishes quickly), it can be hard to stay motivated."

But you don't have to let it hurt your career. There are ways to keep your motivation and productivity high. Donna Fuscaldo, writing for, indentifies five tricks for staying motivated when working at home.


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