Myth: You can take naps
Truth: Power napping is a great idea, except that 15 minutes never seems to be enough, and before you know it you're a mid-day narcoleptic. And also unemployed.
Myth: You can clock out at the end of the day
Truth: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, hang on. HAHAHAHA!
Ok, look. The best thing about an office is that you can leave it. When working at home, there's always the whisper of guilt to wrap up an unfinished project or get a head start on the following day's work. This sounds like overachieving, but in reality it's guilt-based overcompensation for all those “15 minute naps” you don't actually take, or a brief detour into cat pictures that might have set you back.
Myth: You can work from anywhere
Truth: Sure, it's possible to move to Mexico City for a month and eat 24 tacos, but it's easier said than done. Adapting to a different city actually multiplies the normal stresses of remote employment, making it harder to both work and play.