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Question DetailsAsked on 2/8/2012

Is living at work healthy?

I work from home as a marketing director for a service related business. My brother and friend both work with me and live at the same location.

In the morning my friend goes to work with his Dad who also works for the same company.

I am left at home to somewhat handle the employees that come through every once in while, but my main objective is to market the company.

I try to get out as much as possible, is this healthy for me?

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Hello Matt!

Hey I can empathize with your situation. My husband and I run an interior design firm out of our home here in Boston. We have interior designers working out of their homes in the Boston area and also in NY and LA - but we have meetings and design sessions here quite frequently.

My personal experience is it has evolved into an uber healthy arrangement over the years, but only because I've found the right amount of work life balance.

I have learned to be able to disconnect from work (turn off my phone and email) when needed and have set healthy work-life boundaries.

My advice - identify those things that are tipping that work-life balance the wrong direction and create some definition or boundaries for yourself.

And then, be sure you take joy in the benefits that us homeworkers can take advantage of: taking a break to walk the dog when the weather is nice, cooking a gourmet lunch from a real kitchen, avoiding all the cost and stress of communiting through traffic.

There are soooo many plusses, enjoy them!


Answered 8 years ago by HMDhome

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