Installing Mental Scaffolding

There’s another part of your setup that’s potentially even more important than the physical location that you’re working in, and that’s your mental setup. Even if you’ve got the most perfect home-office space, your own relationship with it and the boundaries that you set with the rest of your household are going to be what determines your happiness in a remote environment.

Bookends and Checkpoints

One neat part about working in an office is that you don’t live there. (At least, you shouldn’t be living there.) At the beginning of the day, you travel to the office, and at the end of the day you travel home. This provides you with natural bookends to the beginning and the end of your workday, where you bring that physical ...

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