I have written about the importance of creating a virtual cubicle anywhere to maintain both a high level of productivity as well as a professional image for clients and coworkers. Those two things are even more important to consider for those lucky enough to work at home. It is very easy to let home affairs intrude on the office environment that needs to be maintained to keep you focused. The Digital Nomad has written an excellent article that explains the iron-clad rules that must be followed to keep the home life and work life separated. I follow many of them myself, especially the "do not disturb" rule when I am in my office. Give the article a peek and see if you home-workers can do some things more productively. I’ll bet our friends at WebWorkerDaily will agree with these rules.