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Melissa Rich-Landis Author – Your Virtual Home Office Can Be a Reality!

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21 Aug

Stress and working from home

Posted in Establish your virtual home office, Everything Else on 21.08.13

Working from home is wonderful! You have the flexibility to take care of your family while contributing to the household income. With any type of work, there are always going to be stresses. What kind of stress do you encounter working from home?

  1. Outsiders. When I first started working from home, I received calls all the time. People just wanted to talk since I was at home and “not doing anything”. People have the misconception that we are sitting at home watching Oprah and not really working. Learn to set boundaries early in your work from home career.
  2. Family. Family can either make or break your work from home career. When my children were small, they knew that when they came into my office and I was on the phone, they could not talk until I put down the receiver. Set hours and rules for family members. Having a supportive household is really important to a successful work from home career.
  3. Down time. Work from home can be feast or famine. Learn to manage funds so that when you have lean times, it is not so detrimental to the household finances. Start looking for in between projects early in the year to fill in where the work load is a little lighter.

There are lots of ways to stay physically and mentally active. Find what works best for you and your family. Schedule family vacations during the year when business is typically down. Put together a list of projects and schedule them throughout the year. I have been working from home since 1990 and cannot imagine life any other way.

If you need help reducing your work from home stress-check out Melissa’s book– Your Virtual Home Office Can Be a Reality!


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