Separating Work from Life: 3 Habits for Remote Workers // The Daily Muse

Liz Presson • 3 November 2014

When you first started working from home, you probably reveled in the fact that you had more time for your personal life. (Grocery shopping at 10 AM? Mid-day yoga class? Don’t mind if I do!)

But the truth is, over time, it can be extremely difficult to separate work and life when you’re working remotely. After all, you don’t have a commute to separate work time and personal time, and you’re probably not kicking your heels off at the end of the day. Plus, your computer and files are always in sight—and if the work is there, shouldn’t you be doing it?

If you’re a remote worker who’s finding the line between work and life getting thinner and thinner, it’s time to make a few changes. Here are three habits that will help you give yourself some personal space and get back on track to creating a healthy balance between work and life—even if your office is the couch.


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