One of the basic rules of working from home is to set up your office in a space where you’re not going to be distracted by all of the…distractions in your home. And while that is true, this rule is more so that you can shut out the rest of your house when you need to: the reality is that for at least part of the time when you work from home, you’re going to have to get really good at multi-tasking.

The reasoning for this is two-fold: working from home means you have more flexibility with your schedule – so you can run a bunch of errands during the day if you’re willing to put in some extra hours at night. It also means that your work is pretty much always staring you in the face since, you know, you work out of your house. You also have to factor in that when you’re working from home, you’re probably either working directly for your own company or at least on a 1099 basis. This means that you are responsible for not just your own work, but also all of the billing, accounting and other back end work that goes into running a small business. Basically, realizing that your hours aren’t going to be a corporate 9-5 and learning to be great at multi-tasking will help to ensure that you maintain a better work/life balance...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

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