Working from home may have always been a dream for you. It is a great way to stay home and tend to things that happen there, as well as cut down on commuting and saving gas, in a time when gas prices are higher than they have been in recent years. A home based business means that you are available when you family needs you, but that added availability can be difficult when you are working to complete a number of tasks for your business. Disruptions can happen in any work environment, but may happen more often if you work from home. If you become easily distracted, it may be very difficult to focus on the business tasks at hand, when you know that you need to start cooking dinner, or have several loads of laundry to wash. Having an area that you work in that is away from these types of disruptions can help to ease your destructibility. Having your desk or computer set up in a room that is only for your business can help you to focus on the tasks that need to be completed that day or in the near future. Letting family members know that when you are in your office or at your computer, they should not disturb you, can help to keep them from asking questions or diverting your attention from your work. If you do not have the option to having your own room, you should consider moving your work into an area of the house that does not receive a considerable amount of traffic. Trying to work at 3 p.m. in the kitchen, when the kids are getting out of school and heading in for a snack may cause you to focus on them or making their snack, instead of working. Set up a schedule for yourself that you strictly adhere to. Training yourself to work during certain hours of the day can keep you focused on working during those hours. Knowing that you will be able to work on housework daily from 2 to 5 pm, will cause you to not stress about getting the house cleaned or dinner cooked before your spouse comes home. This can also allow your family to give you those specific hours you have allotted to work during, without distractions. This also means that you should not work on your business other than the hours you have set aside to work on. Creating a to-do list can help also. You will be able to see when important deadlines are, and how best to complete the tasks in a timely manner. Allowing yourself to not become distracted can help to improve your business and your will help to improve your home life as well.