I’m working at home at the moment, focusing on writing and re-establishing my freelance/consulting business. Working at home, on self-directed tasks, takes deliberate planning and discipline – otherwise I’m likely to clean the house and talk to the kittens all day.

In the past I’ve always squeezed this kind of work around something more structured like client work or conference organising, so this is the first time I’ve had to come up with a strong method to keep focused and productive. Read on “Self-directed work: Time blocking”

This week my workload is a bit lower than usual – I have plenty to keep me busy, but a lot of it is background work, not urgent work.

It’s the type of week that is usually hard for motivation and where I am usually fairly unfocused and end up at the end of the week feeling like I could have done better.

So I thought it would be a good opportunity to get into some new work habits – while I have time to focus on some ways of working without the work getting in the way.

So here’s Read on “New work habits”