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Set Working Hours in Advance

Work-at-Home Mom Tip #12


When you work in an office, going home is the signal that your work day is over. But if you are already home, work can easily stretch into the night and cause friction in family life. So when you work from home, set your work hours in advance. This gives your family an idea of when you are available and when you are not.

Setting working hours in advance can be as simple as making a mental plan at the beginning of each day or as complex as filling out a monthly schedule. But the key is to be realistic and factor in distractions and other tasks that will take time away from work. And sometimes you may have to work later than expected. It happens to everyone. But if your family knows your schedule it will seem more like an exception than the rule.

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