Working from home is a great benefit, but it also has its challenges. Apartment Therapy offers a few tips for staying productive when your home is your office.
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Here at Lifehacker we regularly look at technology and tactics to make working at home easier and office designs to simplify the process. But there's one issue that planning can't solve: are you actually up to the task?
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Some of us work extremely hard and never have time for our personal lives, and particularly, our own families. Perhaps, however, it's time to change that. Consider this: it's pretty difficult to be productive for over 80 hours a week. Instead, take a break during the evening and focus on family time (especially during dinner). At the end of the day, you're making that money so that you can attend to your family—but your family should not be put on hold while you're hard at work. What changes have you made to emphasise family over your career? Let's hear your best moves in the comments. Balancing Work & Family