My advice is to continue to get up around the same time you did when you worked at an office. Get your coffee and get to work. Don’t be lured into “oh I will just take a few minutes to clean” or you will be cleaning all day. I read an article where one person got up, got dressed, walked out their front door and then came back in and went into their office and closed the door. Some of you may have to use that method. Find a routine that works and stick to it. Do not be sidetracked and do not let others sidetrack you because it is easy for that to happen.
When you are your own boss it is even more difficult I believe because even though there are deadlines you can work whenever you want. This may seem like a good idea and may work well for some but being up working at 2am when your clients live the 8am to 5pm live is just not going to work out.
I don’t have any easy answers except that I have developed my own routine and it seems to be working out well for me. Sure there are variances from time to time the same as if I was in the office but for the most part I stick to my routine so much so that once my coffee is done brewing the cat heads for the bottom of the stairs as she knows we are now going up to my office to work!!
Have a fantastic weekend everyone and see you on Monday!!