When one decides to run his/her business from home, it appears to be one easy task. It seems like one is killing time on a laptop by sitting like an idle person all day long, as seen by others. This flexibility of working from home can make the person himself feel at ease and non-serious if it is not done in the required way.
Imagine yourself getting up from your bed in your night suit and merely changing the place where you were sitting, suppose from bed to a chair. This will not only let other members of your home interrupt you but will also make you feel clumsy and disorganized.
Whatever task one may do, if it is not done in a scheduled way, properly get up and environment, it is least likely to be completed with satisfactory results and within a required time limit.
One must take benefit out of this flexibility of doing work from home. One should set up a corner away from all the distractions of the house. A proper timetable should be scheduled deciding the working hours in which the person is not allowed to divert his attention from work. In this way, all the other people will also become cautious and will avoid interrupting in between the working hours. The remaining hours and break times can be used for all the other activities, but strict workaholic and dedicated attitude must be adopted during the working hours.
One should get up early in the morning, take shower and get ready as if he is going to an office. In this way, he/she will feel responsible and active for all that time he/she has scheduled for doing work. It is not compulsory to roam around the house in a tuxedo, but one should not be sitting in his pajamas either while doing work.
Learn to prioritize the tasks, and decide on the days only reserved for work. If someone calls you for a chit-chat or invited you to a lunch, you should not compromise on your work. You should always check on schedule and follow it as if it was an office job and you are being monitored by the authorities all the time. The more effort and dedication you put in your work, the more it is going pay you back.