Travel writers Lydia Vasko from Singapore and Kerry Heaney from Australia both agree that following your usual morning routine of showering and getting dressed is your first step to productivity.
Once you turn on the TV it's a slippery slope to zero productivity, every person we interviewed for this story warned us.
Says Kerry, "I think it's important to have a good list of what you want to achieve for the day and work through it just like when you are in an office."
Break times, for Kerry, are when she hangs out the washing or takes the dog for a walk.
Kerry says she uses grocery shopping as an opportunity to connect with other people. (We can still say 'hi' from two metres away.)
Penny learned the hard way that she cannot work from a laptop in bed.
If you're a person who is comforted and soothed by the sound of office chatter, then you will not work well in silence at home. In the absence of people around you, create low-level white noise by turning on the radio or running podcasts at low level.
It's tempting to spend all day helping yourself to whatever is in the fridge when it's right there in the house with you, but Penny suggests taking breaks to eat in the same way you would at work. We will be doing our very best to follow this advice.
Australian journalist Sarah Reid says, "I have a really strict structure."