This Is A Guest Blog Post
If you're taking some time to work from home you know how hard it is to stay productive and get your work done for the day.
You could have a home-based law practice in which you work remotely, or may choose to take a break from your office and work remotely a few days a week. Whatever the case it's important to stay productive and make sure you're getting all of your necessary work done for the day.
It used to be the case that you had to spend your days in an office if you wanted to get any work done as a lawyer, however new technologies are now enabling more and more people to make the jump to working from the comfort of your own home.
In this article we're going to cover some of the best tips for managing your productivity and staying on top of your workload even when you're on the go. In some cases, you may even be more productive when working from home, as you waste less time commuting and with regular office politics.
Continue wearing your professional attire
It can be easy to simply walk into your office every morning still wearing your pajamas, however this might not be the best option if you're trying to get your work done.
There are mental associations built into the attire you wear and when you're wearing your pajamas you'll start to take yourself and your work less seriously.
By wearing the normal clothes you'd wear to the office you'll carry the same aura of productivity and professionalism and that will translate into getting more work done.
Have a well-defined space for work
As a lawyer you have a confidentially agreement with your clients. This means you'll need a space that doesn't have people coming through.
In most cases this translates to the need for a separate room that is your office. You must be able to handle any legal related work away from any other distractions that might arise in your home.
Also, having a defined space will help you to minimize distractions as when you step into your office there are less distractions, than if you were trying to work from the couch or kitchen table.
Lastly, having this space will help you to keep track of the hours you work. As a lawyer most of the work you do will be hourly, and it's easier to keep track of if you can measure your time when you're sitting in your chair in your separate office space.
Use tools to reduce your operating costs
Working from home might also have some added costs, especially if you're self-employed. By using tools such as computerized billing software and other online tools to manage your productivity you'll be able to spend your time on tasks that matter, instead of simply wasting time doing bookkeeping.
I hope this article has been helpful towards increasing your productivity as a work from home lawyer. By working from home you'll experience more freedom, while still being able to make an impact and do work that you love.
This Has been a Guest Blog Post By:
Zane Schwarzlose, who writes for the McMinn Law Firm, a personal injury law firm in Austin, Texas.
Zane thinks that more attorneys will be working from home in the next 10 years.