Sure, it seems to you that working from home is a dream come true. You have more time for side things, you have a break whenever you want, and you can get up at any time you want.
This is not necessarily the case. For me it looks a little different because I work with a company where I have fixed working hours and I'm not billed on the basis of 'how much you do, you work as much'.
It doesn't change the fact that I can spend some time writing blog posts, which I couldn't do when working in an office.
The worst is the beginnings
The first days will seem great to you - you are at home, you do not have to do makeup every day than you have to get up in the morning and dress smartly for work. This is a mistake, because at home it is also worth looking good (even for your satisfaction). When you wear an extended tracksuit in the morning, you take the motivation to do anything.
Adapting to the new situation is the worst part. If you have always worked in an office and now you have to work at home - it can be hard. Initially, you may lack contact with other people, some kind of stability (you must appear at a specific time in the workplace).
You must remember that when working at home, you use your equipment, as well as all the aids (colored cards and pens) you buy yourself at your discretion. If something is missing - you can only blame yourself.
It is worth developing your action plan. I know that I'm starting work at 9, so to dress, wash, have breakfast and change my word with Piotr in the morning I have to get up at 8: 00. It's the best time for me to get up, because I feel sleepy at the time (although there are such days that I don't ...) and ready to act.
A place to work
Regardless of whether you work at a desk or your workplace is a sofa (in the long run I do not recommend, because even the most comfortable sofa with time becomes uncomfortable to work) must first of all be comfortable and allow you to work in peace. I do not recommend having a TV or other distractor nearby.
It is good to have, for example, a motivational slogan in your frame that will be able to mobilize you to continue working at one glance.
Above the desk you can also hang a cork board on which you can hang inspirations and aids (in accordance with the work performed). It can be a collage of trends from the current season, or they can be quotes that you can use in your master's thesis.
Below are the inspirations to arrange a place to work or study. I particularly like the colorful notebooks and magnets, the magnetic calendar, as well as the white quilted armchair. It's perfect!
You always have to have the necessary tools for your work on your desk - I have a notebook, pen, colored markers, as well as a glass of water (remember to drink the right amount of water!)
I really enjoy listening to music of all kinds when I work. Certainly it cannot be relaxing music because it can make me want to sleep only (and I was supposed to work!). I usually put on fast music or music that stimulates my gray cells to think.
However, it can't be too loud, because then I focus on the lyrics and not what I do.