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Chapter 4. The 24/7 Lifestyle: Time Management in the Home Office

Chapter 4. The 24/7 Lifestyle: Time Management in the Home Office

If you used to (or still do) work in an office five days a week, you probably worked from nine to five or some variation of that, and perhaps worked overtime as necessary or brought work home to review at night. Alas, for the American worker, we don't do siestas, and we don't stroll into the office at ten o'clock—on a good day—like some of our European counterparts. Even the term “24/7” is uniquely American. Between beepers and cell phones, lap top computers and e-mail, it seems we're often expected to work around the clock, and to be accessible at any hour, day or night.

Enter the home office. Now we have an entirely new concept of “the office.” With this home office and the 24/7 nature of life, let's explore how to manage those 24 hours in a day when your desk is just a 60-second commute away.


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