As for many other freelancers working from home, sometimes it is not easy to stay focused for long periods. I often found myself scrolling social media and replying messages. Or staring outside.
Then I got to know the pomodoro technique: you focus for 25 minutes, then take 5 minutes break and repeat for 4 times, and then take a 20 minutes break.
Well, this really works for me! I downloaded a very easy app on my phone that keeps track of focus time and breaks. When I start working I start the app (there are many to choose from), switch off all sounds from phone and PC and I'm ready to go.
I'm actually accomplishing much more since I'm using this technique, plus the app keeps track of the time I spend on each task, like 2 hours on project X, 1 hour marketing, etc.
And what about you? Do you have it difficult to stay focused? Do you use the pomodoro technique or other methods?