Left: Shani's home office.
1. Set aside one whole room (if the real estate gods have smiled on you) or at least a portion of your home that is all business, and only business. If you start thinking of your bed as a desk, you'll start thinking of your desk as a bed. Duncan Corner Computer Desk, $299.99, available at World Market. White Douglas Desk with Hutch, $259.99, available at World Market. Parsons Mirror Desk, $599, available at West Elm.
2. Commence operation distraction removal. If you spend hours in front of Bravo, HBO, and all their friends, consider canceling those stations. You'll save some cash and you won't be tempted by the Real Housewives of Procrastination. Also be aware of how productive you are while listening to music. Playing music constantly helps some people, and distracts others, so find out which one you are.
3. Exercise! Though it may not seem like it, working from home can drastically reduce the amount of calories you burn in a day. Fight stir craziness and the work-from-home 15 by devoting an hour of your day to getting physical. A gym membership is great, but if you can't swing it, invest in some light weights, an exercise ball, a yoga mat, or all three. Anything to get you moving.
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