Most people who work a 9 to 5 jobs, leave their work at work when they walk out the door. However, for those of us who work from home, there doesn't always seem like we ever leave work. For this reason is why it is so important for you to find time to play and kick back with the family. If you don't, you may end getting burnt out and resenting your work at home job all together. Here's my advice on how to mix work and home.
Set BoundariesSetting boundaries is number #1 on my list. This not only means setting boundaries with clients and customers but it also means setting boundaries with yourself. Set rules that you won't take phone calls after a certain time each day. I also suggest you set a schedule as to what days and times you are available. Let your clients and customers know and then train yourself to stick to it.
You also have to set rules for yourself such as not to check your email during those family times. I used to check my email firs thing in the morning before I even had my first cup of coffee. Yea, that was a bad idea. It's a bad idea because if you receive an unpleasant email, then you have already started the day off on a bad foot. So, make it a rule not to check email until your scheduled "start" time.