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  • Do You Run Your Business Out Of Your Home?

    Posted by Lynn on May 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    As solopreneurs, do you run your business out of your home? If so, how do you balance between your home life and business life activities?
    Ex: Do you have a completely separate work area, away from potential household distractions?

    Teresa replied 1 year, 8 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Tishia

    Administrator
    May 26, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Yep, my business is ran from home. I’m blessed to have a whole room dedicated to my office space. It definitely makes it easier for me to know that when I leave the office, I’m done with work because my PC computer is in there and that’s what I use for work. Having said that, I also have a laptop and that makes it way too easy to grab it and get online in the evenings when I know I’ve said I’m done with work for the day & want to be spending time with the boyfriend.

    I don’t know that I’ve ever found a balance and sometimes I really dislike that word because I feel like it’s this “thing” people are always striving for, but what is it really? ;-)

  • Kelly

    Administrator
    May 26, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    My home office is not completely separate as I don’t have a dedicated room – but I have designed it to feel as separate as I can so that when I step away from my desk, I’m not ‘at work’ if I don’t want to be – even if I can see my desk right there.

    The bigger question about how do I avoid household distractions while I work – well I live alone for now so it’s no issue. When that changes this fall, I’ll lean back on my ability to communicate and hold boundaries. (I ran a business as a work at home single mom when my son was young – it can be done!)

  • Teresa

    Member
    May 27, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Yes, I work from home and I do have a separate room, although that room does not have a door on it. Now that my husband has been teleworking for the past year, that lack of a door has been slightly more of an issue – but not a major one. I do have a screen that I can put up if I need to though.

    Early on in my online business, balance was a REAL problem for me. I was sitting at my computer ALL the time. John (my husband) had to get mad before I changed my habits. LOL

    Now I have times that are pretty much “untouchable” unless there is something major going on, and then only rarely. My evenings and Sunday are completely off limits. Sometimes, if I’m in the middle of something, I’ll get back on the computer at night after he goes to bed (I’m a night owl – he’s an early bird.) But I don’t do that as often as I used to either. I’ve found it to be not good for my health!