1. Stay connected. Have daily phone or video meetings to connect with partners, co-founders or other businesses to stay connected and avoid feelings of loneliness or isolation. Prolonged isolation can significantly impact your productivity and motivation.
2. Track your mental health and regularly check in other remote workers. Working from home can be very isolating, and can take a toll on your mental health. It's important to prioritise your mental health and happiness, as these directly impact your productivity and performance.
3. Minimize distractions. Turn off or put anything away that is likely to distract you from deep work tasks. Staying focused can be really difficult, especially when distractions like Facebook, children or piles of laundry sit around. It's best to remove yourself entirely from anything that will likely distract you. If this means going to work in the basement, then don't hesitate to do it.