Tip 1 – Get dressed each morning
You don’t have to wear normal work attire, but you do need to change your mindset from relaxed pyjamas to alert business time
Tip 2 – Ideally, you should have a dedicated office space
With a door that can be closed to those you live with. If a designed office space is not possible, then try working I different parts of your home to break up the day keep your mind focused
Tip 3 – Set yourself a “to-do” List
At the beginning of each day/week, to keep you motivated
Tip 4 – Just as you do when leave the office
(hopefully), switch off your work emails and calls at a set time so that your personal time remains as such
Tip 5 – Stick to your usual working hours
Sleep times and break times to provide structure to your day
Tip 6 – Working from home gives you flexibility
And sometimes it might be worth using this to your advantage, by changing your hours to suite personal requirements or to dial into overseas meetings.
Tip 7 – Use sound-blocking earplugs headphones
Or earmuffs to distance yourself from the familiar world around you and aid concentration
Tip 8 – Use natural daylight
Especially after lunch, to keep you alert and work-orientated when you’re feeling tired.