I know how easy it can be to get distracting when you’re working at home. Sometimes I’m really in a zone and don’t notice anything but what I’m working on, but there are other times when I can’t stay focused.
I think one of the reasons is, even after 4 1/2 years working on my own I still need some sort of routine to help me make the most of my time. Like today – I really intended to go to the gym this morning. The bag’s sitting there on the bed, packed and ready to go. But it’s 5:48 and it’s still sitting there.
I’m going to try to work up a schedule for the rest of the week and see if I can stick to it. Gym time three mornings per week (I need to get up earlier) and no peeking at email every 10 minutes. It’ll be interesting to see (1) if I can do it and (2) what impact it has on my productivity.