Working from home requires the proper environment to work in. Many work-at-home entrepreneurs make the mistake of working at the dining room table or sitting on the couch. However, this is one of the biggest mistakes we can make.
When we do not have a place dedicated to work we end up procrastinating, and this is because we do not give our brain a break from leisure activities. Have you been half working on the living room sofa with your laptop on your legs? We’ve all done that.. But it’s harder for you to work efficiently if you’re not in a dedicated space with everything you need at your fingertips. In order for you to work from home most efficiently, you need to build an office dedicated for work. And don’t even think about putting too many distractions there, but naturally your life goal picture board may be adequate. I personally like having my monthly calendars on the wall so I can see the whole month and year in second. You can also use a whiteboard to write down the tasks you have on a daily basis using the Eisenhower decision matrix.
This is my most recent set up: simple table with great view:
Keep your office always clean and tidy, as this will make the environment more conducive to organization, which is crucial to perform at work.
Ultimately, for some it may be a more productive option to actually leave the home and go work from a café or co-working space, as the distractions are lesser there. I personally cycle between a few days at home and a few outside each week, but these days, in an effort to push myself to exercise outside and get some sun in the afternoon, I do a combination of mornings at home, then clock off around lunch time to go do a yoga-swimming combo workout at the Puerto Mirador here in Moyobamba, and then will either work there for the rest of the day or just for a few hours and spend my evenings at home.