The buzz of an incoming email, the flashing light of a new phone call or that last message you wanted to send before 6 p.m. A common dilemma faced by remote workers is the temptation of technology. Work is always just a text message, mouse click or voicemail away – and down the hallway, with no commute.

How can home-based employees resist the lure to get just one more thing done for the day, even as dinnertime gives way to dusk?