Your mind has strong psychological ties to the activities you perform in each room. Your bedroom is for sleeping, your den for television, your kitchen for eating. Ever walk into the kitchen and get hungry? That’s what I’m talking about. The same factors are at play when working from home. Trying to work in a bedroom, living room, or any room that is not *strictly* for work, you will face distractions and demotivation. I find that a clean, mostly empty room with only the essentials (IE: computer, printer, legal pad) puts you in the best mindset you can possibly be in when working from home.
Contributors: Pat Crawley from Crawley Consulting