Working for yourself and from home is wonderful, isn’t it? Until it isn’t, that is. The luxury of working from home, in your own personal space, the pyjama days where you’ve brokered deals, converted enquiries into sales and even chatted to unsuspecting couples, deserves a high five in itself.
Yet, being one’s own boss and working in one’s own home, which doubles up as an office space, does have its down sides.
Long hours alone at a computer can promote isolation, stress and even depression. And for some, the levels of productivity may fall well below those who work in a structured office environment, where it is difficult to get away with slacking off. If you work for yourself, and your boss (you) isn’t very good at keeping you motivated or keeping you on track with your goals, then you’ll certainly be nowhere near to obtaining your employee of the month goals.
Working from home makes it easy to fall into bad and unproductive habits, which are ten times more difficult to break out ...
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