I know a guy who runs a marketing business from home. He had trouble separating his home life from work, so he converted the detached garage into a home office. Each day he puts on a suit and tie, grabs his briefcase and mobile phone, then walks 20 feet across the yard to get to his office Which is actually quite clever, he's found a way of separating the two components of his life so that one doesn't take over the other.
Personally, I flit between working at home and working from on office on a fairly frequent basis. When at home, I learned to draw a line under the work day by learning to become a decent cook. Each night I clock-off at 5.30 to begin prepping a good meal, it's usually 7.30 by the time I'm done and cleaned up.
Having been self-employed for the last 14 years I know how easy it is to land in a rut if you don't handle this aspect of home/work well.
How do you juggle your home life with work? Any tips?