As many people who have worked from home for a significant period of time are aware, the work can be consuming and often sucks up all the hours of the day...and night...and begins to add that nasty little thing called stress into a person's (and family's) life. I have worked from home for about 2-3 years now, and I have learned (the hard way) a thing or two about how to avoid some of the negative stress that such a job can cause. The most important, perhaps, is to set a schedule that you intend to work and keep to it. If you do not, you will be working all day long and all night long. You will pick up the phone to answer in the middle of the night as well as during the day...and answering e-mails within a few hours will be a consistent burden. Different people need to set different schedules. For example, one of my close friends has recently limited her working day to end at 11pm her time and she is taking greater measures to limit her weekend working hours. Why? Because she was doing so much work with her business (specifically talking with her referrals and helping them learn how to advertise, etc, their businesses) that she had no time at all to do anything but work. Online means 24/7, but people's bodies don't quite work that way. Set your limits and keep to them. Otherwise, you will find that the freedom of working from home can easily bring on the same kinds of cage that a regular 9-5 can bring. If you let that happen, then what's the point?