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Work From Home: 20 Tech Tips

Don't over-connect: Keep specific hours

Keeping a balance between work and life is especially difficult for telecommuters, since the office and the home are the same place. An easy way to segregate the two is to set specific hours for work, just like you would as a commuter. Try to start work at the same time each day, take a lunch break, and end at a reasonable hour.


Without the office environment, some home workers have trouble remembering to take breaks. If you’re using Google Calendar, set up a daily alert to remind yourself to take lunch. 30Boxes will also send you emailed alerts.

  • killerclick
    Nice... but too bad I'll soon have a Skyrim icon on my desktop. I don't suppose there's a program to block that?
  • I was just surfing for a To Do List App yesterday. Good timing! Thank you.
  • tomate2
    Some people may not even made a jump from Hotmail... Windows Live also have a calendar for those who use Hotmail... Don't use it very much, but I think its a pretty capable online calendar as well...
  • Really interesting article. Timers and self-restraint applications may be entering into my everyday quite soon.
  • archange
    So, were there 20 or 21 tips? :)
  • andywork78
    Evernote is great tool for followup.
    I use this tool for long time.
    Evernote for just take note down?
    You fail~ lol