If you do more work on your own and your time is less structured, you might be more tempted to multitask. Research shows that few people can succeed at doing multiple things at once or can switch between tasks quickly.
Consider working on a task for 25 minutes, then rewarding yourself with a 5-minute break. This is called the Pomodoro Technique®. More information on this technique can be found at this video (also embedded below) and in our additional tips section. Research suggests this pattern helps achieve better concentration and alleviates "cognitive boredom" in most people.