Working from home can be a dream come true. You can wake up when you want to, sit at your desk without wearing pants, and, in general, you’re in a familiar place where it’s easier to concentrate. On the other hand there may also be more distractions and you may want to invest in trying to make your home office a space where working is something you want to do. The best way to do that is to make it as comfortable as possible and give yourself different places to work at, so that you can move around when you reach a point of tedium. If you get tired of sitting at your desk, move to the indoor hammock swing hanging in the corner of the room. If you need a space to relax while you work, open a window on a sunny day and sit where you can feel the sun and breeze.
The best way to make sure your home office helps you stay as productive as possible is to be willing to invest. Buy a desk chair that’s good for your back. You don’t want to have your concentration broken because your bottom is starting to hurt and you need to spend a solid five minutes rolling your shoulders after only working for an hour. Buy an ergonomic keyboard and mousepad. Take care of yourself while you work.
Make sure to work in the light. Open the windows. Natural sunlight keeps you happy and awake. If your home office doesn’t have windows, make sure to invest in plenty of lighting. If your office gets dark, you risk the possibility of getting sleepy and getting less work done. Also know that working in the dark while staring at a screen is terrible for your eyes.