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Inventive tips for separating your job from your life when you work from home

Kristen Havens works at her bedroom office
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Know when it’s time to unplug.
  • Corinne Purtill
By Corinne Purtill


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For all the advantages of working from home, the blurring of lines between work and leisure time is a real drawback. Without clear boundaries and rituals to mark the workday’s start and end, it’s all too easy for remote workers to always be on the clock—or to feel guilty that they should be.

The writer Nicole Cliffe recently queried her followers on Twitter about how those who work primarily from home distinguish their business hours from personal ones.

The responses she received are a collection of triggers and tricks for kickstarting productivity when the work day begins, and for unplugging when the day is done.

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