I know first hand the challenges of working from home. Don't get me wrong working from home is great, however it can become easy to get distracted. Here are some tips to prevent that from happening. 1. Use your workspace ONLY for work! Get in the habit of only doing work in this area, if you start to use your work area for other things such as online shopping, going on Facebook, and surfing the web, it won't be long before you are using what is supposed to be your work time doing other unproductive things. However, if you create a good habit and only work in that spot, over time your mind will become trained to switch into work mode when you sit in your work area. 2. Start work with a definite goal. Don't sit down to work and simply say "okay I'm going to spend 2 hours working today" and have no idea on what you are really going to be working on for those two hours. Instead before you sit down to work identify specific things that you want to accomplish. By saying "okay I have 2 hours, I'm going to spend 1 hour writing a blog post, 30 minutes researching how to use a Wordpress membership plugin, 15 minutes responding to work related email, and 15 minutes setting up an rss feed on my new blog" you are will make better use of your time because you already know what you are supposed to be working on. 3. Use a timer. This point ties into the previous one. By designating a set amount of time each task, it will help you shut out all other distractions and focus better to the task at hand.