My most productive working from home days are the ones where I stick to an office routine. An early start sitting at my desk, dressed, dog walked and dishwasher unloaded...ready to go.
One of the joys of working from home in the depths of rural France is that I have beautiful countryside right on my doorstep. If I need a quick break I just step outside and drink in the view. Arriving back at my desk refreshed and invigorated.
I take time out during lunch break to get away from the computer and telephone and go for another dog walk or do a simple but satisfying project like plant window boxes. I found these pretty Pacquettes, red daisies, that happen to match my shutters and front door.