|Even at home, you can delegate.|
Apparently Stanford did a study that showed that people who work at home are more productive than those who lounge around the water cooler or half-pipe at work.
Supposedly there is science to back up each of these tips:
Create a to-do list. Having a list on paper, researchers say, frees up your brain to focus. What's bext is a work task--not a fridge foray.
Put on pants. You can keep the jammies on and never leave your bed, but getting dressed is a focusing mechanism. I wear a nice top, jewelry, makeup, and well...some pretty clapped out shorts. But from the waist-up, I am presentable.
Turn off your phone. A 2015 CareerBuilder study showed phones are the biggest work killer. Some apps to help--Inbox Pause and ColdTurkey.,
Take a lunch or nap break, maybe both. Regroup, Eat a health lunch with protein.
Color yourself productive. Make your workspace soothing and neutral...yes, paint it.
Make some noise. Studies show you need some noise around to focus. Maybe music or a TV on in another room.
Don't isolate. Being around people boosts mood. Find a Meetup.com group, work in the library or coffee shop.
Find what works for you.
I find that wanting money and a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day--and maybe some fun--work for me.