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By Karen E. Spaeder

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Now that it's August, I'd guess you're good andready to go out of your mind-if you haven'talready-from wanting to get away from your business and enjoythe summer a bit. This situation is particularly problematic forhomebased business owners, given that you have to physically removeyourself from your own home (or at least from your phone or laptop)in order to give yourself a break.

Now, this article could easily turn into one that recommends youplan a vacation, a little R&R, a much-needed respite from allforms of technology and paperwork. And if that's what you need,by all means, get away. But if you're thinking that what youreally need is just to spend timesomewhere-anywhere-other than inside your home,thinking about the care and feeding of your homebased business,then it's time to make some adjustments in your life.

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