Working from home has increased in popularity with freelancers and companies investing in cloud-based platforms. However, working from home isn't always easy, and forcing yourself to focus on a difficult task without the help of coworkers or motivation of others can be a struggle. If you struggle with productivity when you're on your own, tips and tricks are available to help you perform better at tasks and get more done during work hours.
In order to avoid the pitfall of distraction, carve out domestic space for work. You need a surface large enough to spread out on, an electrical outlet nearby, good task lighting, and some kind of barrier, like a screen, large plants, or strategically placed furniture to create a bit of privacy. If you can possibly avoid it, don't use the workspace as a recreation or play area, or to serve food. But if that's not possible, make a ritual out of switching your home office back to family use at the end of the workday.
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