Plenty of entrepreneurs got their start working from the kitchen table, stealing a few minutes here or an hour there when the kids are napping or during lunch. But when the business begins to grow, it pretty quickly becomes clear that a laptop in the living room is not an efficient way to work. It’s time to find a real office.
Now about that smartphone. Since you can do almost anything on your phone that you can do on your computer, it can be one of the biggest distractions in your workspace. If you don't need your phone, leave it in another room until you are finished working. If course, there is always the exception for family emergencies. If you can't put it aside, at least turn off all the social media and email notifications.
Speaking of family, they can also be a distraction, along with friends and neighbors. While you want to actually eliminate them, you can reduce the time you spend interacting with them. Make sure family members, including children, understand that when you are in your workspace with the door closed, you are to be disturbed only for emergencies or for something business-related. Also do not allow yourself to get pulled into your friends or neighbors plans or problems. Simply tell them you are working and you will be happy to catch up with them later.