First off, what do you want to accomplish from your work at home? Setting goals is important to do before any specific work habits can be put into practice. I know this sounds like I am some cheesy boss talking to you in your annual review for your job. The difference when setting goals from working at home is that most of the time you determine whether these goals are reached and there is no one to hold you back. So set weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals for yourself. You will face tough times working from home and aspiring to achieve these goals can help you through these difficult periods and make you better for it in the long run.
Next, do you have a dedicated work area? In order to assure yourself the most quality time with your family you have to make sure the time you set aside for work is spent getting done what you have to do that day. Having added distractions cause delays in projects getting done which will undoubtedly result in you damaging family time. The trickle down effect of these instances is unavoidable if you do not have a place in your house where you can get away and get things done. The best work area for you is only something you can figure out because different work environments bring out the best in certain people.
I hope this brief article is helpful as you start working from home or even if you are looking to increase your work at home productivity. Avoiding the common mistakes typical work at home moms make can help you accomplish amazing amounts of success.