Working from home Google Hangout

The challenges of working from home

WU Google Hangout The Challenges of working from home

Yesterday I took part in the first Women Unlimited Worldwide Google Hangout, with WUW founder Julie Hall and fellow guest, the colour and branding expert Karen Haller. We had a good chat that ranged from how not to become isolated, through creating a home office, to how to cope working at home during school holidays and much more.

The hangout is just over half an hour long, so if you don’t have that long to spare, here are the times to pop in for each subject:

3.14 How not to feel alone

4.33 Where to go to work when you don’t want to work at home

6.00 What is Jelly?

(In the heat of the moment I gave the wrong URL for UK Jelly, so apologies for that. If you’d like to learn more about Jelly, and find out where your nearest group meets, go to uk-jelly.org.uk/)

If you’d like to set up your own group, check out my How to start your own Jelly guide.

8.45 Working from home provides a quiet environment for total concentration

10.09 Develop your own individual routine to be as productive as possible

11.55 Julie’s daily schedule that alternates between children, work and household management, with a writing hour between 6 and 7 am

14.58 How to create workspace when you have no room for a separate office

19.53 How to cope during summer holidays

21.03 Julie’s holiday strategy for the children

22.57 How can I make my family and friends understand I’m working at home?

25.50 How we can use colour to keep motivated working from home

32.35 Book recommendation from Julie

Julie’s new Hangout series Micro Entrepreneur: The Magic of Thinking Small will take place Every Wednesday at 2 pm BST and 9 am EST. Julie will be talking to experts, authors and entrepreneurs about what it takes to be a successful micro entrepreneur.

Find out more about the use of colour in business and download Karen’s free ebook at karenhaller.co.uk.

About the Author:

Judy Heminsley is the founder and editor of Work from Home Wisdom. She believes in the benefits of home working for the individual, the family, the community and the planet. Judy set up one of the first Jelly groups in the UK and is the author of Work from Home (How to Books).

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