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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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20. Reject the Refrigerator that Beckons You

One of the biggest struggles some telecommuters face is the refrigerator—it seems, at times, to call out your name, be needy of your attention, and be anxious to dispense its contents. However reasonable, analytical, or planful you may otherwise be, all semblance of these fine traits may dissipate when you walk within 20 feet of your refrigerator (or any other place where delectable edibles are stashed). Why is this? We're not all a bunch of undisciplined telecommuting food junkies. Rather, the reasons are varied—some overeat out of nervousness, the need for a break, procrastination, and—sometimes—as a response to hunger. However, the temptation is not just to overeat, but to eat badly. This is more ...

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