With the great convenience of working remotely is one tiny issue that can easily be remedied: many people overwork when they aren’t in an office. Being able to shut the computer down and turn your phone off so as to spend time with family, take a walk or read a book is of the utmost importance to virtual workers’ success. By creating boundaries for yourself you are not only requiring that you work efficiently during your “on” hours, but you are giving yourself a break, which in turn results in high productivity.
Articles abound show the benefits of simple things like taking naps and exercise. Celebrate the fact that you have the great opportunity to work remotely by being good to yourself. Overworked and under-rested employees don’t do the job, so be sure to set times to shut everything down.