Welcome to 2020 — when COVID-19 has us social distancing and working from home. Working from home sounds like a great idea — but there are some caveats. Whether you’re self-employed or working for a large company, you have to be productive. Maybe even more productive than your colleagues in the office. You’ll have lots of freedom, but you may feel lonely. If you’re not careful, poor eating habits could affect your health. If you want to really enjoy working from home, here are 20 mistakes to avoid.
Taking too many breaks
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Not taking a break
Not working fixed hours
Trying to do too many things
Too many distractions
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Not backing up your work
Not taking advantage of tax write-offs
Not keeping up to date on your accounting
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Not dressing the part
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Not having a dedicated work space
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Eating too much
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Eating the wrong stuff
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Not getting enough exercise
Not having a reasonable to-do list
Not rewarding yourself for a job well done
Never leaving the house
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Not doing video calls with your colleagues
Not taking advantage of your freedom
Not keeping track of your hours
Working seven days a week
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