Keep your morning routine – Even though you’re working from the comfort of home, stick to your standard daily preparations as if you were going to the office. Wake up at the same time, take a shower, get dressed in appropriate clothes, eat breakfast before starting, etc. Sticking to your typical pre-work routine will help distinguish work from play.

Have a dedicated workspace (if possible) – While you might be more comfortable lying in bed or lazing on the couch with your laptop, it’s in your best interest to have a dedicated workspace. Even if it’s a setup at the dining room table, this type of space will make it feel more like work and enable you to concentrate better.

Communicate with your colleagues – When working from home, it’s more important than ever to stay connected with your co-workers. The isolation of remote work can bring on loneliness or disconnect. Regularly reaching out to and communicating with your co-workers provides you with the personal connection you experience in the office.