Although expressed reasons for wanting to work from home are many and varied, most home based business owners cite ability to set their own hours as a major factor in their decision to work at home. However, many people that have work at home businesses often fall into a trap that flies directly in face of their stated desire for time flexibility.
The strong growth in home based business activity continues and, according to Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, fifty-two percent of ALL small businesses are home-based.
Some home based business owners have been known to become "workaholics" because their office is so accessible. Don't become a slave to your business...get out of your home office regularly to renew and revitalize yourself.
Close door to your office or otherwise remove yourself from your designated "work area" and go into your "home" area to live your personal life. If your business involves use of telephone and you find it difficult to ignore a ringing phone in office, simply turn ringer off and turn volume on answering machine way down. If your business is internet based, just turn off your computer (or at least get away from monitor and keyboard).
As a work at home business entrepreneur, you certainly aren't required to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week just because your business is located in your home. After all, your office or workspace is just an area in your home...its not your home itself!