En old proverb says that the way you start the day is the way it goes. Now you can think what you like about proverbs. But there is a lot of wisdom in this one. Which is to say that if you get to work on time and with a plan in mind, you will also be productive. You already know what needs to be done that day and can organise your time. And time is money. If your desk is also tidy, you can get straight to work and don't have to struggle with the tedious task of tidying up.
The right workplace - working from home
One person is most productive when working at a desk. Another works most effectively on a couch and the third when he has other people around him. As individual as people are, everyone has their own place where they perform best.
Morning person or night owl?
Not everyone is an early riser. Just as not everyone is able to work in the evening. Knowing yourself and what type of person you are helps you to determine the best time to do your job. It doesn't matter what the so-called rest of humanity thinks. For example, are you the type of person who works best at 3 o'clock in the morning? That's fine too. The main thing is that you get your tasks done in the specified time and as well as possible.
Loneliness in the home office
If someone is new to working from home, they may struggle with loneliness. If you were used to always having people around you, you may lack motivation. Tackle this and concentrate on your work. Besides, you can only feel lonely if you have too little to do. Find a new routine by leaving the house in the evening, for example by going for a walk with friends or doing sport.
Don't allow yourself to be distracted by other "important" things, such as your chat notifications or Facebook account. Simply switch them off. These two can wait. Want to work from home and have some peace and quiet? Good, then don't let any "urgent" messages prevent you from doing so.
Set yourself a routine and follow it as closely as possible. For example, if you are one of those people who take a little longer to get going in the morning, it is worth doing routine tasks before the actual productive work. For example, reading the emails that have arrived. Then you can get on with the actual work. This routine helps you to get going and gives you a sense of security. You know exactly what you have to do and when. If you can then tick off one item after another, endorphins are released in the brain due to the sense of achievement. Which in turn increases motivation.