One of the biggest challenges of freelancing is staying focused on what needs to be done, instead of getting distracted by other things.
It’s so easy to get distracted when you work from home, especially if you have kids or pets around.
First, set up a workspace where you can focus without interruptions. This may be in your bedroom or office room, or even somewhere else in the house, away from everyone else’s eyes and ears. Set up your office space so it’s conducive to working and not socializing. Make sure your desk has enough room for all your stuff, and keep your chair ergonomically friendly. If possible, set up a standing desk so you can change positions throughout the day.
The next step in managing your time better is to determine what activities are wasting your time and find ways to avoid them or cut back on them.
For example, if social media sites are a big distraction for you, unplugging yourself from them may help you focus more effectively on work tasks. Make a list of each time waster and think about an appropriate solution. Keep a detailed record of how you spend your day and work on refining it and finding solutions for wasted blocks of time.