More and more of us are now choosing to work from home if our job allows for a huge array of different reasons.
For many working from home cuts the extra cost and stress of the daily commute, some would like to be their own boss and only have themselves to answer to and for a lot of people including myself working from home allows the big problem of childcare to be solved.
When I started blogging I never imagined it would be something I would be able to take up as a job but I have been lucky enough to be able to do something I love from the comfort of my own home.
This allows me to have time with my children, not have the worry of having to pay out for childcare and the flexibility to set my own working hours.
One of the downsides of working from home though is keeping up your productivity as there are so many more distractions than working in an office.
The biscuit cupboard calling every five minutes, that pile of washing that keeps catching your eye or a little one trying to grab your attention whenever they can.
There are of course still deadlines to meet as with any work and having to set your own targets and making sure you are as organised as possible can be a real challenge.
One way to try and get into the right mindset is to create a good atmosphere.
There is something called Attention Restorstion Theory that belives people concentrate more if they have a calm outlook to their workspace.
Take a look at this video that will delve into this theory a little more and help you create a more productive workspace which will inturn make for a happier and healthier work/life balance!