You need to treat this like a real job – like a going to an office and doing a job, job. Not a Saturday or day “off” where you can float around doing laundry here, chopping some veggies there, laying on the couch for a bit, picking up the house…etc. Intentionally set your working hours and during those hours nothing else that would not happen in an office setting needs to happen.
If you have kids at home you may need to be realistic with how long you can work at a time without stopping to make sure they aren’t bleeding somewhere, eating all the chips or bringing the garden hose inside to “water” things…sigh. Your blocks of time may need to be shorter if you have little kiddos at home. Honestly, working with small kids at home is a bit of a logistical nightmare, not gonna lie, you won’t get crap done unless you are intentional with your work time. This may translate to you having to get up earlier or stay up later and working during those hours. It’s not fun, but may be the reality at the moment.
Let your family members know your hours and explain that just because you are at home doesn’t mean you can do 80 loads of laundry and cook a 4 course meal by 5pm. It ain’t happening, nor should it if you are needing to work. Again, if it isn’t something that happens in a normal office, it doesn’t need to happen during your dedicated work hours.
I have found that if I am intentional with my time with my kids I can then focus better on a set block of work time without as much guilt, and consequently they are happier having got my full attention during that time. It takes mental work to be present knowing you have job work to be done too and it’s there at home with you, taunting you. Most people are used to leaving their jobs at the end of the day and not thinking about it again until 8am the next day. This will take some time to figure out and that’s ok!