More and more Americans work from home¬†instead of traveling each day to an office. Whether you’re an entrepreneur who has a home-based business or a corporate employee who logs into a workstation from your computer, it can be extremely easy to become undisciplined, thanks to various distractions that exist in your home.

Fortunately, there are some easy tips to practice so that you may maintain perfect focus on the tasks at hand. By following these suggestions, you will be able to multiply your productivity and feel confident in the work that you are doing.

1. Create A Designated Home Office

You may think that you can be just as productive working in your living room as an office, but chances are that your living room is full of items that can distract you, like a television or your favorite books.

Therefore, it’s important to have one room of your home that is dedicated to work-related purposes only. By creating a home office, you are creating a room that is free of distractions. When you enter it, you should be motivated to work and do nothing else.

2. Stick to A Schedule

If you run your own business from home, you may delight in the fact that you can sleep in or take off work early whenever you want. However, to be truly disciplined and productive, this is not the case.

Even though you don’t have to clock into work, set your alarm for the same time every morning and take scheduled breaks as you would in an office environment. By sticking to a strict schedule, you will be less tempted to slack off in the event that you feel tired or temporarily bored.

3. Turn Off Social Media Notifications

Because you’re working unsupervised, it can be very tempting to check Facebook and Twitter frequently throughout the day. However, these social media platforms can be overwhelmingly distracting. If you’re the type of person who is easily distracted by social media, set your phone so that social media notifications are turned off or close social media sites on your computer.

It should be noted that if you are an entrepreneur who uses these platforms to promote your home-based business, you may depend on notifications to keep you engaged with your followers. If this is the case, engage only in social media activity that boosts your business visibility.

4. Eat Your Breakfast and Exercise Before Working

It’s been shown that eating a nutritious breakfast and getting in a half hour of exercise before work can increase energy levels and mental focus. In other words, it’s worth it to get up an hour earlier to dedicate proper time to making a healthy breakfast and working out.

5. Make A Weekly and Daily To-Do List

By making to-do lists, you are holding yourself accountable for the tasks for which you are responsible. Creating a visual list and checking off each item after it is completed will keep you organized and provide you with a sense of accomplishment each day.

By following these simple steps, you will be able to boost productivity and motivation while working from home. No matter what your job is, these tips will keep you from getting distracted during the workday.