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I've been working from home for the last 2.5 years and the biggest lesson I've learned is to embrace the ebb and flow. Keep a schedule, of course, but if you have a day where you can't focus and get things done: don't beat yourself up. When this happens to me, I try to dedicate my energy to something else like reading, writing, or setting up a meeting with a friend.

Seriously, it's extremely easy to kill yourself working from home. An office provides certain boundaries that are not available at home. Defining these early in your at home career is important if you don't want to bum yourself out.

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