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Working and living under same roof has a host of advantages, but it can present some challenges (in addition to workaholic syndrome mentioned, above) and stress factors.
Here are four ways to create a less stressful home business environment:
-Remember why you wanted to become involved with a home-based business (i.e. more time for family, work schedule flexibility, etc.)
-Have discussions with your family members and get their input about working arrangements and amount of time they want with you.
-Use good time management techniques. Keep a list of tasks by order of importance. There are many low cost and effective "day planners" or "organizers" readily available today.
-ALWAYS take a little time to "smell roses".
While not experiencing negatives common to a corporate office working environment, home-based business owner may occasionally experience stresses and frustrations that are unique to working at home. Networking with other home-based and small business owners provides an opportunity to connect with others who may be experiencing same stresses/frustrations that you are. Sharing stressful and/or frustrating issues with someone else in same situation can relieve your stress and may bring you good advice from a different point of view.
As a final note, remember to observe Home-Based Business Week (it is always week of October that includes second Tuesday).
Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business and resides in California. For more details, visit his website at http://business-at-home.us