Buzz·Posted on Sep 4, 20149 Working At Home Tips To IgnoreTake some of the pressure off, because making a living is hard enough.by Lucy JordanBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. You MUST have a dedicated workspace. Flickr: beorn_ours / Creative Commons OR. You could have all your work stuff in a backpack/bag so you can move rooms, move locations or take it with you like the free creative spirit you are. 2. You WILL benefit from scheduling time for chores in your working day. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Century Fox / Via wifflegif.com OR. You could do chores when you can, after work or at the weekend, like those who work a 9-5 and because this is basically a way to use chores as an excuse not to do work. The only exception is time-sensitive chores like dentist appointments etc. 3. It's BETTER if you dress for 'work' and put on makeup. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Television / Via wordpress.com OR. You could not waste money you don't have. Why are you putting on makeup if you don't need to? Why are you wearing your best clothes sat at home? Get up, ditch pyjamas, wash and put on clean and comfortable clothes. 4. You NEED to follow a schedule. Flickr: tmray02 OR. You're probably gonna break schedule because your willpower is questionable at best. Instead you're going to make sure you know what you need to achieve that day, not which hours you have to achieve it in. 5. Apps that block distracting websites are a GREAT IDEA. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via imgflip.com OR. A social media presence is probably really important in whatever industry you're in. So rather than shying away from Facebook, you use it for your means. Look for jobs, catch up with others doing thing, add recently completed projects to your profiles e.t.c. 6. Daily exercise is INTEGRAL. Flickr: mapbox / Creative Commons OR. Continue your current fitness regime (if it's working for you) but monitor your posture and try not to sit for long periods. Make sure you have an ergonomic computer stand and supportive chair. If possible, have a stand up desk. And move as much as you can, however you can. 7. AVOID TV/radio or noisy distractions. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via diegomqmercado.wordpress.com OR. Put on a TV boxset/film you've already seen, or music radio station in the background, to stave off feeling lonely, as total silence can be really oppressive. 8. DON'T do any work outside of your 'working hours'. Flickr: designsquid OR. If you have a great idea or can't ignore an email/task, don't feel guilty about getting it done. Just take an extra long lunch tomorrow or a half day next week, but don't enforce restrictions on when you're allowed to work. Isn't that why you don't want to work a 9-5? 9. You HAVE be really super-organised. Flickr: nolivorange OR. Amazing search functions on computers/emails mean you don't actually have to be totally meticulous in labelling and filing every area of your work life. Sure, keep on top of things like your finance records, your calendar and your workload. But if your projects aren't colour-coded, you'll probably survive. 10. Working from home is BETTER. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF hbo.com / Via giphy.com OR. Working from home is really hard. Figure out if you like it or not and if you don't, do something else.