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  1. Godswill Timothy

    This article is really captivating.
    I also enjoy working from home too.
    But setting limit within activities is key

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  2. uriel wilson

    I can relate thanks for this, not everyone is brave enough to open up about this stuff… One of my main issues is pulling too many all-nighters. Organization and Structure are probably the most important.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      Fortunately, I no longer pull all-nighters. I’ve done more than I can count. I don’t think I could handle it today. Definitely focus on getting rest. The truth is that we can tackle projects better on a good night’s sleep and approaching problems with a fresh mind.

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  3. Leonardo Losoviz

    Far too often, I was working on my next “big” project. I had to build out that feature that was going to revolutionize whatever I was working on.

    I fully sympathize with this statement. It’s my never-ending experience too. However, I don’t think this happens because of working from home (which I do), but from being an independent developer, creating my own product, hoping time and again that the world will like it, and being unable to take that constant voice out of my head: “How to fix that bug? How to implement that feature? How would it work better?” Even when I’m not working and trying to enjoy my time, I can’t fully concentrate on the here and now, because of that nagging voice.

    Sometimes the issue is working from home, but some other times it is being your own boss, so we need to pay attention which is which when setting-up the plan to enjoy our lives.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      It’s not an issue that’s necessarily caused by working from home. It may be more of a personality trait or the simple act of enjoying your work. However, the issue can be exacerbated by a home-work environment. Instead of having to get up from the office and take the train home, a forced break, you just keep going. For me at least, a structured setting would have helped me know when to stop early on. I am good at finding that stopping point today, but it took many years of self training.

      I can definitely relate to that nagging voice even when not working. I’m not sure if that ever goes away for some of us. :)

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  4. Matt Mullenweg

    Awesome article.

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