1. Have an office schedule. Many people who work from home do not rest. Do your best to keep working hours and stick to those hours. Then you leave the work at the “office” and turn off your phone or put it on silent for the rest of the day. Take some time to recharge your batteries and be more productive.
2. Plan and structure your work day. Structure your day to get a maximize efficiency. Take advantage of your body’s natural rhythms and plan your work around all the most productive hours. A quick review of your calendar before starting work, it can give you a more productive day.
3. Get dressed to impress (even if it’s just to walk the dog). While it may be very tempting to stay in your pajamas all day, this is not the best work habit. The way that you dress affects you psychologically. Take some time to bathe, brush your teeth, have breakfast, and get dressed so that you feel more confident.
4. Set aside a designated place to work. Consistency is an important aspect of working from home. Try to do things in the same place every day. It could be an empty room that you turned into an office, a desk in the corner of the living room, or even the dining room table. Make sure it is an efficient place for you or your business and style.
5. Take breaks. Set aside time for breaks throughout the day. Get up from your desk, stretch, or walk around the house or on the street. Take a break to eat and enjoy a good menu. If you need some time to socialize, you can go out to eat something with friends or clients.
6. Avoid distractions. One challenge of working from home is accountability. If you don’t have colleagues or partners around you, it’s easy to get distracted. Don’t waste your time on meetings or activities that are counterproductive to your success.