4 Creative Ways To Stay Productive Working From Home

Although working from home is enjoyable, it is always challenging to stay on top of your game. As a creative business owner and freelance writer for over a decade, I can attest to this! Due to the various distractions at your disposal (children, refrigerator, your spouse, the mailman, television), you can often fall behind schedule or forget to arrive on time to online meetings.

While it is difficult to get anything done in such an environment, it is not entirely impossible. In fact, you can use these three creative ways to stay productive when working from home.

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Design a Workspace

No matter the size of your home, a carefully designed workplace always fosters a productive working environment. Apart from having a desk and a chair, this space should include other useful features like the ones Scenario Architecture installs in a home.

Incorporate the following for a better workspace design.

Prioritize Location

Considering you’ll spend a large chunk of your time there, the ideal office location should be:

  • Clean
  • Bright (allow enough light)
  • Peaceful

Opt for a location with fewer distractions and one that you can lock yourself in and focus on vital tasks.

Ensure Space

If you aspire to be your own boss one day, having enough space is necessary for better productivity. The location should have a suitable room for your chair, desk, and a few other items that make the perfect office look.


Art, furniture, and other décor should occupy your space to break the room’s visual monotony and make it more appealing. Be careful not to include too many colors that may ruin the entire look.

Have a Routine Schedule

The mind subconsciously aligns with your daily habits. If you stay in your socks and pajamas all day, don’t expect your day to be productive!

Instead, embrace the same routines as you would when on official duty. Wake up early and do your typical mantra (meditation or prayer, walking, or running), brush your teeth, eat at mealtimes, and dress appropriately.

After such activities, your mind adopts a serious perspective of working and remains productive during the day. A suitable routine should always include breaks as essential for overall productivity

Set Boundaries

Discipline is vital to your goal of remaining productive while working from home. Setting boundaries is one way of maintaining a strict approach when working.

If you are a parent, it is challenging to get anything done when your kids are around. The constant shouting, nagging, and even jokes are always hard to ignore.

Setting boundaries for your child, neighbor, or any other distractions helps keep you focused and productive. Communicate that working hours are serious periods that require your utmost focus.

Work in Short Bursts

When working from home, it isn’t easy to focus for long hours. Such situations are often not ideal, as they demotivate you.

Divide your working hours into short bursts of energy, and you’ll realize you will get more done this way. For example, instead of working six hours straight, break up the monotony of this workload by dividing it into three-two-hour power shifts.

Though it may feel challenging to work from home, know that it’s possible! You can achieve your life goals and meet work deadlines while in the comfort of your house. All you need is to design a workspace, have routine, set boundaries, and work in short bursts.


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!