Do you have a home-based business or work from home? Does work time blend seamlessly and unnervingly into home time?
1. ‘Have a clearly defined end time and stick to it’
Mackie suggests that having a time goal to aim for makes him more productive.
2. ‘If you need to use the Internet after the work day is finished, don’t open your work email’
This one helps avoid the dreaded now-I’ve-seen-it-I-HAVE-to-do-something-about-it work email scenario.
3. ‘If possible, have a home office in separate room designated for… working’
or ‘Use a drop leaf-table as a desk and fold it away at the end of the day’
Physical separation helps mental separation.
4. ‘Towards the end of the day, try to get out of the house and work at a coffee shop’
That way, you can leave and ‘go home’ when you’re done.
Have home-office productivity or work-life balance tips to share?
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