30 million Americans work from home at least once a week, and while it seems like a dream, there are a million and one things to get distracted by there. According to , whose aim is to increase on-the-job efficiency, one big culprit is your television (i.e. Netflix), but your overly energetic puppy and that mess of dirty dishes in your kitchen certainly aren't helping either.
To overcome these pitfalls of working from home, Wrike says there are three main areas to take into consideration: Your office space, your desk, and yourself. How you approach each one could lead to either triumph or doom when it comes to productivity.
Start by making yourself a separate office space or dedicated work area. A room with a door, plenty of windows, and no TV is best. When it comes to decorating, keep it simple and go for colors like green, blue, and yellow to help inspire focus, efficiency, and creativity.
Your desk itself can easily become stockpiled with distracting knick-knacks. Replace them with things such as lush houseplants to help reduce stress levels and plenty of office supplies so you have everything you need at the ready.
But it might be how you work from home that's blocking your productivity most. Lounge in sweats all day? Take too many breaks? Check out all of Wrike's advice below to help get your bad habits under control.