Workers who trudge into an office every day are jealous of people who work from home. After all, the work-from-home crowd doesn't have to battle rush-hour traffic, listen to office gossip, or smell the day-old fish that their fellow employees are microwaving in the office cafeteria.
What these office workers don't understand is that working from home has its own issues. Namely, it can be hard for them to shut off their workday. It's not uncommon for professionals who work from home to look and see that it's midnight and they're still writing reports. Maintaining a healthy work/life balance can be a complicated balancing act for individuals who work from home.
Luckily, there are some things individuals who work from home can do to help them keep the balance between there personal home life and their work home life.
Overwork leads to stress, whether you work from home, in an office, or out in the field. The key to keeping your sanity, no matter how you work, is to reserve non-work time for yourself. So what happens if you can't force yourself to shut off the workday? Maybe it's time to consider returning to the office, where often there is someone around to shut off those lights and chase you out of your cubicle.