One of the most important things when it comes to being productive and successful when you work from home will be understanding how to deal with frustrations; after all, it is far more difficult to be productive and successful when you are stuck dealing with frustrations! Of course, large and minor intrusions from unexpected events can derail you and take your mind away from work, creating a sort of dam that prevents you from getting as much done as you should, which is part of the reason why these frustrations can be so detrimental to your productivity – and if you want to be able to continue being productive when these obstacles occur, you will need to know the steps to take!
The frustrations you face when you work from home are likely to fall in one of two categories: those frustrations that come as a result of things that are in your control, and those frustrations that come as a result of things that are out of your control; the first step to dealing with frustrations is identifying what sort of frustration it is.
If you are dealing with a frustration that has come your way as a result of something you have control over (either partially or fully), you need to take some time to figure out what you can do differently; you might not be able to solve the frustration completely just be changing what you are doing, but doing what you can will certainly make you feel a whole lot better.
It is a bit more difficult to deal with a frustration that is coming your way as a result of things that you do not have any control over; such a frustration requires you to practice (and become adept at) “simply letting go” – simply realizing you can do nothing about an issue, and recognizing that you will only exacerbate your frustration by worrying.
Once you are able to break down your frustrations into the categories of things that are inside or outside of your control, and once you begin to react to each category accordingly, you will be well on your way to no longer being bothered by the frustrations you face working from home, after all the trade offs are so worth it.