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

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101. Make Telecommuting Work Well for You

When I reflect on why telecommuting has been so valuable to me— to my happiness, sense of balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing—several thoughts come to mind. Initially, though, I'm struck by the reminiscent feeling of leaving my house early in the morning before the sun crested the horizon, knowing I wouldn't return to my little sanctum of serenity until it was dark again. In those days BT (before telecommuting), I didn't consciously yearn to:

  • Eliminate the commute (it's something you just get used to and accept);

  • Spend more time in my home, which seemed (when office days were combined with my travel days) more like a hotel than a place to nurture a full, balanced, enriched and more multidimensional ...

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