Being self-employed or working from home can have many benefits including flexible hours, but it also has drawbacks like distractions and isolation. Ideally you can customise your work environment to be perfect for you. On one hand, you have no commute, colleague interruptions, and flexible working hours which make working at home an ideal situation. However, on the other hand, there is the potential for distractions which can hinder progress, demotivate, and cause stress and other problems. There are, however, several things you can do to foster a productive working environment at home to help you make the most of your working situation.