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How to balance WFH life with so many distractions?

Finding it harder to balance WFH and actually working when it’s so easy to watch tv or game. How do you find a productive balance and make it work?

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paddy
WR Officer
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Account Executive
I had a remote sales job prior to the pandemic (I know, I'm cool), and I found myself making constant trips to my snack cabinet/refrigerator and then would end up doing random chores around the house. I started a schedule where I allotted myself 10-15 min every few hours to walk around, do something, and then come back to my desk. I wrote the schedule down to try and hold myself accountable. None of this really worked for me, but who knows, maybe it'll work for someone more disciplined than myself, like you!
SheWOLF
Opinionated
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Director
You started off so hot, then ended with none of this worked for me and I died laughing.Β 
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Either dedicate a room for work with no TV in it or unplug the dang TV. To stop wasting time on the web I use the StayFocused browser extension.
CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
When I think about it though, I am actually more productive in general. Now instead of talking shit in the cafeteria getting coffee while avoiding going back to the desk, or taking a long lunch break, I can do a load of laundry, clean the house, etc.Β 

I would take the same random breaks even if I was in the office, only this time I do productive tasks during those breaks rather than joke around.Β 
SADNES5
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Hittin' Dingers
Literally walked around with my laptop watering the plants, changed hot tub filters, chems, had a beer. I think now that people are used to working from home, we won't be a slave to our inside spaces.Β 

Colonist.io kills so much time for me during calls.Β 
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
Eliminate the distractions. Work in a part of your house where there isn’t a tv. Don’t work where you relax in your house.Β 
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