Great article, pretty much explains every step of being a freelancer which I've been for almost 2 years. Personally I prefer rainy days while listening to music, not too loud. Obviously it doesn't rain everyday so a sunny day would be fine.
And I do admit TV is my top distraction but it helps me have laugh and feel better sometimes watching Seinfield, Married with children, Everybody loves raymond, then after half hour I turn it off and turn it back on when my butt if numb of sitting. lol