Routine is the only thing that will keep you productive when you decide to start working from home. You have to maintain a good routine in order to make sure that you never slack off or procrastinate. The best way to keep a routine of working at home is by having a home office. Investing in one of those L shaped office desks and a good desk chair will give you the environment of productivity that is so necessary. If you have an extra room in your house that you could use just for this purpose, do so, but otherwise put it in corner of a room where you will not be facing constant distraction.
When you’re working from home, distractions will be all around. You can’t really avoid them, so you’ll have to be able to resist them by implementing strict rules. Your TV doesn’t go on during work hours or tea breaks. Social media browsing is only allowed during your lunch breaks and after work, never during. This may be hard and chances are that if you worked in an office, you didn’t follow such strict rules.
The reason why you have to be stricter with yourself in a home office is that nobody is going to be looking over your shoulder telling you what to do and to get going. It’s all up to you. The sooner you finish your work, the better, because most people who work from home don’t work on a fixed salary or an hourly salary, they get paid based on how much work they manage to do within a specific period of time. All the time you waste watching TV or browsing social media could have been spent making money.