Staying productive is critical to a lawyer’s success. After all, a lawyer’s time is, quite literally, money. The ability to manage one’s time, and more importantly, one’s attention, is the key to becoming not only efficient but effective.

Being productive in the office is hard enough, given the distractions of incoming emails and chatty colleagues. The challenges of working from home, however, can be far more vexing—especially if you’re trying to teach your fourth grader how to divide fractions. Most of us went to law school to avoid math, but here we are.