Top 10 Work from Home Productivity Tips (and How to Not Go Crazy!)

Work from home or remotely now? With over 12 years of experience working from home (after getting laid off in 2008 during a similar world crisis), I wanted to film this video to help you if you're having to work from home or remotely for the first time, especially if you know you'll be doing this for a while.

There are a ton of challenges you'll face working from home. How will you remain productive? How will you make sure you don't overwork yourself? How will you communicate with those around you, like kids, your partner or roommates?

I'm hoping this video helps you, and if you're in need of some more help, I made my books, Let Go (about my lay off), and Will It Fly (about starting a business) available for FREE for the next 5 days, which is all Amazon will allow. Links below after the time stamps:

10. Get into a Morning Routine, ASAP (1:33)
9. Find Your "Spot" (3:05)
8. Beware the Temptation to Work When You Shouldn't (3:57)
7. Know What You're Supposed to be Doing (5:27)
6. Choose to Eat Well (7:21)
5. Take Breaks (8:12)
4. Schedule All Parts of Your Day (9:27)
3. Control How you Intake the News (12:36)
2. Connect with People "Face to Face" (13:40)
1. Communicate with Those Around You (15:40)

My office when I first started (circa 2008-2009):

More resources to help you at this moment of time:

Let Go (free on Kindle):

Will It Fly (free on Kindle):


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    19 Responses to Top 10 Work from Home Productivity Tips (and How to Not Go Crazy!)

    1. Kenn Peters March 18, 2020 at 10:40 pm #

      Thanks for another great video 🙂 Stay safe in these Corona times!

      • Pat Flynn March 18, 2020 at 10:47 pm #

        Thanks Kenn! You as well!

    2. Auretha, Life & Style Catalyst March 18, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

      I love the FIND YOUR SPOT!

    3. JUST SAMSON March 18, 2020 at 11:27 pm #

      Totally going for the “suit and tie”. Lol. Great vid Pat. Very motivating. Thanks

      • Mihai Ciobotaru March 19, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

        I agree: this is an awesome educational video
        What’s your opinion about the niche of the work from home business?
        What’s a better way to work from home:
        to make money by selling unnecessary stuff or
        to make money by selling plant based solutions for a better health?

    4. Kristie Winget March 18, 2020 at 11:40 pm #

      I love “communicate with others” . Your live streams this week have meant so much to me! It helps a lot to know there are so many of us doing this together. It really lifts my spirits in this crazy time!

    5. C March 18, 2020 at 11:55 pm #

      Start the morning pot LOL. I take the ‘work-at-home’ discipline too far. When I have a deadline, I like to stick with the project until it’s done. I do not like interruptions. But I am not married and I don’t have kids, so maybe that works for me. I like your method of discipline better. >sigh< something else I need to work on.

    6. The perfect French with Dylane March 19, 2020 at 12:12 am #

      I am about to reach one year working from home so pretty much nothing compared to you but something that helped me is to understand that if I can’t work, if the inspiration is not there, I need to stop trying, do something else for a few hours and come back later.
      I am still at the point where I do everything and I work very long days, so if one afternoon nothing is working right, it’s not a big deal.

      • Pat Flynn March 19, 2020 at 12:15 am #

        Great tip!

    7. Bitu Rauth March 19, 2020 at 1:40 am #

      Thanks you pat, i am having hard time Focusing on my work. I do follow checklist of works but still i was not as productive as i should. But after watching your videos, i got that where i was going wrong. Thanks man. ☺️ #teamflynn

    8. Di Hickman March 19, 2020 at 1:56 am #

      I work outside the home part time, but am also trying to transition to online so have a website and biz online. It’s a struggle working from home. Having a “spot” definitely helps. My issue mostly is Distractions. Only checking phone/email once per am/pm or on lunch. Staying on track is key.

    9. Fabiano Pina March 19, 2020 at 3:12 am #

      You’re da man Pat! I somehow found myself seeing all your new releases right away. Keep up the good work

    10. Eliza Rose Coaching March 19, 2020 at 3:25 am #

      So….. after twelve years working from home it seems some of your routine is slipping. What’s with the beard? Lol. Love your vids, Pat. Gorgeous kids

    11. Dilley_Esq March 19, 2020 at 3:59 am #

      lighting and audio on point in this video! Nice work.

    12. Grant Ignotus Brees March 19, 2020 at 5:01 am #

      High effort vid that totally pays off. Entertaining and informative, amazing work

    13. Marek Dudziński March 19, 2020 at 7:15 am #

      The most helpful tip is morning ritual. It’s bring you mentally to job. I have problem with that. I’m still sitting in pijamas ;p Thx Pat!

      • Fearless Dreams March 19, 2020 at 8:42 am #

        It’s been soo hard to focus while working from home! Usually, I wake up at 6 am, do my routine, go to work an ace my days. Now, I need like a week just to adapt and start doing something productive. It’s all about discipline.

    14. Mere Mortals March 19, 2020 at 8:05 am #

      Definitely in need at this stage of our lives, great share Pat.

    15. Catias Frezza March 19, 2020 at 10:54 am #

      Organize workplace and information storage. Make backups of your data. Papers, items and data should organize when take them in, not collect piles of unorganized stuff.

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