Have a ‘working time’ symbol.
When I first started freelancing and was reading all these articles and books about different ways of going about it, one thing that came up often was changing your clothes for work at home as you would for a day in the office. I tried this at first, but after a while it just seemed pointless – especially as it was the middle of summer and jeans and t-shirts just wasn’t as comfortable as pyjamas. Seems to work for plenty of people, but not for me.
What’s important isn’t getting all dressed up – it’s having a symbol that you are ‘at work’, whether it’s a change of clothes, designating a particular room or computer just for work, putting on your computer glasses, tying up your hair. It doesn’t have to be big, it doesn’t have to take much time or money or be uncomfortable, as long as you know that it signifies working time.
What do you do to signify the start of your working day?