I thought I would address some issues here that will help you improve your work/life balance while working at home. Working at home obviously has its luxuries, but one must not forgot to maintain a healthy lifestyle while making those dollars from the comfort of your home.
The importance of sleep cannot be underestimated and the effects of sleep deprivation can be pretty devastating. It is essential to get a good night’s sleep and tips like taking a warm bath will help a telecommuter to avoid insomnia that I experience from time to time.
I am a person who likes to be self aware and I agree with Chinese philosopher Lao-Tse that it is indeed beneficial to know oneself. I also learned that it was better to reflect than to ruminate. Choking under pressure was something I used to do myself when faced with deadlines and trying to keep the whole working at home thing profitable. I have combated this problem by using certain techniques. For instance, listening to classical music helps me cope with the pressure. This works for me and you need to find what works for you!
Eating a balanced diet and doing so on a regular basis is important. Lately, I had been so caught up with what I have been doing, that I haven’t been paying much attention to what I have been eating. It is very essential to eat at regular times and try to get those veggies, fruits and other boring food down your throat in addition to the usual delights like meat and desset.
Life has its ebbs and flows and so does working at home. There is going to be trying times and then happier ones too. I hope this post gave you more insights into what working at home is like and how you can get more out of your own experience.