1. Dress like you are going into the office.

The mental association you make between work and an office can make you more productive, and there’s no reason that feeling should be lost while working from home.

 When working from home, do all the things you’d do to prepare for an office role: Set your alarm, make (or go get) coffee, and wear nice smart clothes. 

2. Match your music to the task “to-do list”.

During the week, music is the soundtrack to your career (cheesy, but admit it, it’s true). And at work, the best playlists are diverse playlists – you can listen to music that matches the energy of the project you’re working on. We have an office playlist for each day of the week – take a look here!

It can be so easy to get distracted and you can avoid breaks altogether. Don’t let the guilt of working in the building you sleep to prevent you from taking five to relax. Go for a walk outside or spend time with others who might also be in the house.

4. Pick a definitive finishing time each day.

You might be under the impression that working from home establishes more work-life balance but be careful with that assumption. Be careful that you don’t lose complete track of time.

 Remind yourself that your normal workday is coming to an end. You don’t have to stop at exactly that time, but knowing the work day is technically over can help you start the process of saving your work and calling it quits for the evening.

5. Plan out what you’ll be working on ahead of time.

Spending time figuring out what you’ll do today can take away from actually doing those things. 

 Try solidifying your schedule the day before, making it feel more official when you wake up the next day to get started on it.

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