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Practical advice and proven techniques to succeed and prosper in your home office
If you're one of the millions of people currently working out of your home, you know that, along with independence and flexibility, there are challenges. Home office workers face isolation, stress, burnout, time management issues, family and relationship conflicts, and procrastination, among other concerns. Now, America's leading virtual office authority gives you the tools and techniques you need to thrive. Keep yourself motivated-and productive-as you learn to:
* Manage time and workload-avoid scheduling conflicts, control interruptions and distractions, overcome overwork
* Balance work and home life-prioritize responsibilities while constructing boundaries between home and office, deal with spouses and children
* Cope with emotional fallout-manage stress and burnout; overcome depression, isolation, and rejection
* Maintain good health-establish routines of regular sleep, nutrition, and exercise; organize a safe work environment
Become your own best boss!
The virtual office revolution has led to increased convenience, flexibility, and productivity for millions of workers, but it has also led to new personal challenges including burnout, procrastination, feelings of isolation, and family-related stress. This is the first book devoted to teaching workers how to survive and prosper psychologically in the virtual office environment.
About the Author
ALICE BREDIN has helped millions of people around the world learn to thrive in the home office. She writes the popular syndicated newspaper column "Working at Home" and is the author of The Virtual Office Survival Handbook (also published by Wiley). Ms. Bredin is the host and resident expert of the American Express Small Business Exchange website and is featured biweekly on the Hewlett-Packard small business website. Her New York City-based business, Bredin Business Information, helps Fortune 500 companies market to the home-based and small business market.
Table of Contents
Motivation and Distraction.
Coping with Rejection and Setbacks.
Being a Good Boss to Yourself.
MANAGING TIME AND WORKLOAD.
INTEGRATING YOUR WORK LIFE AND PRIVATE LIFE.
Managing Family and Friends.
Children and the Home Office.
Exercise, Sleep and Food.
Creating an Injury-Free Work Space.