Tip #1: Make your work space a pet-free zone
Anyone who works from home on a regular basis will tell you that it takes some serious discipline to stay focused on the task at hand all day long. There are an abundance of available distractions and it's easy to lose valuable hours of your work day watching just one more episode of that binge-worthy show or making your umpteenth trip to the kitchen for another snack!
As sweet and snuggly as your pet may be, they have the potential to be yet another distraction that interferes with your ability to be as productive as possible. Set yourself up for success by creating a work space that is free of all distractions – including cute and cuddly ones!
If you don't have a designated room or area of your home where pets are not allowed, or if you live in a condo or apartment with an open concept layout, try rearranging some furniture or consider investing in a portable pet gate
to create a temporary physical barrier between you and your pet during the work day.
In addition to helping you stay focused, keeping your work space pet-free will also make scheduled breaks with your four-legged friend that much more rewarding and ensure that you'r maintaining a healthy separation between work and life.