David Allen, author of the famous book Getting things done, conceives writing down a list of things to do as one of the key elements in his all-encompassing productivity system. He claims that it doesn’t only help us structure our time but also frees our mind, because when we write a task down, we can forget about it, focus on different things and come back to it later. So, when on home office, do write everything down, including tasks not related to your work. What also helps is assigning times to given tasks, having a buffer in between them and breaking down bigger tasks into small ones. And yes, here we strongly advise to use good old paper. You don’t have to have an almost orgiastic feeling when crossing out a task done as the author of this article but be sure it feels damn good.