Yesterday I accomplished nothing..nada..zilch. And I needed to pull a 16 hour solid work day. I am the world’s biggest advocate of telecommuting and working from home. However, I will warn that if you are going to work from home, you must accept that there will be days that nothing gets done because the family will get in the way or you will be too distracted or emergencies come up. The list of reasons could go on but you will have the occasional day that might as well be considered a mental health day. Mine was yesterday. I have no explanation and no excuses as Tuesday is typically one of my most productive days of the week.
When these days happen, I recommend not fighting them. All that does is raise the level of stress to debilitating heights and worsens matters. Accept the day. Roll with it. Let clients know that deliverables will be delayed. Then pull some extra hours the next day and night and/or the weekend.