Have a dedicated workspace – Regardless of the size of your home, carve out a small space just for work. Doing so will allow you to create a professional atmosphere that will help you feel like you’re ‘at work,’ which will help you focus on your job.

Enforce boundaries – Make sure everyone knows that even though you’re not in the office, you are working on weekdays and demand they respect that. Set ground rules for spouses, significant others, children, and friends, so they know not to disturb you during working hours.

Avoid doing chores – While it may seem like a good idea to periodically take advantage of being home to accomplish tasks such as folding laundry or emptying the dishwasher, pausing work and switching gears to do so will break your flow and focus. Multitasking like this results in a decrease in productivity, as our minds need time to refocus and get back to work mode. Leave the chores until your lunch break or after work.