Procrastinators, Read This Later

Some of us procrastinate some of the time, and some of us procrastinate much of the time. I have not met many people who never ever procrastinate, but I suppose that they may exist somewhere. Sometimes there is a reason behind why we drag our feet, such as not liking the task that you are supposed to do. Sometimes, though, procrastination happens for no reason at all. For example, you suddenly find yourself doing something instead of what you know you should be doing yet you cannot come up with any reason why. The other day I realized that I … Continue reading

Home Based Work and the Freedom it Brings

It’s that time of year again, time for us to celebrate the incredible amount of freedom that is available to so many of us as far as when and where we do our work. Whether you have been working from home for years, you just started working from home, or you are still in the “thinking about it” phase, right now is a great time to think about the freedom that working from home brings (or could bring) to your life. This year, it is worth mentioning that I just gained an even greater amount of freedom through my home … Continue reading

Whose Dreams Are You Following?

One business tip that applies to both home – based professionals and professionals who work outside of the home is that the route to career satisfaction is to follow your dreams. Since it is graduation season, the phrase “follow your dreams” is being tossed around a lot, as proud families wish their graduates the best as they go on to the world of work or the pursuit of higher education. Sometimes, though, it is harder to follow one’s dreams than it might seem. This is a new realization for me. On one hand, I am following my dreams. I am … Continue reading

Have You Got Writer’s Block?

Working as a freelance writer can be a lot of fun. There are times, though, when it can be downright difficult. The creative nature of some writing assignments can be a breath of fresh air when you are feeling inspired. Of course, the thing about inspiration is that occasionally it can be hard to come by. If you are currently feeling uninspired, do not despair. Your inspiration has not gone away for good, there is just something preventing it from flowing freely. That something is called writer’s block, and it happens to every writer from time to time. Fortunately, there … Continue reading

Home – Based Work as a Path to Freedom

The other day I had a conversation with my husband about work. He works very hard outside of the home, and he is working towards being able to make the leap to working for himself, from home. As you know, I stay home with our two boys full time and I work from home part time. Anyways, as a part of our conversation I mentioned that in the future when I have more time available to do as I please, I will likely work more. After I said that, I think that my husband and I were thinking the same thing – … Continue reading

How to Rediscover Your Excitement About Your Home Based Business

If you own a home – based business, you may remember how you felt when you first started your business. You were probably nervous, after all, starting your own business is a pretty daring move for anyone to make. You were probably very excited, too. From the beginning stages of generating your business idea, through the excitement of watching your idea take shape through the planning and startup phases, you probably felt pretty good about starting your own business. It is not uncommon for those early feelings of excitement to fade as the months pass by. Even if your business … Continue reading

Holiday Parties and Christmas Bonuses

At this time of year, home – based professionals may be getting all nostalgic about two things that they remember from working outside of the home. Holiday parties and Christmas bonuses are things that used to be commonplace for many professionals who were employed outside of the home. In recent years bonuses and gifts have become a more modest, but many people do still get a little something from their employer. Most places of employment have some form of holiday party, too. Now that you work from home, are holiday bonuses and parties a thing of the past? They don’t … Continue reading

Shameless Bribery as a Motivational Tool

Sometimes, even the most motivated home – based professional will find herself lacking in energy, inspiration, and the drive to accomplish, well, much of anything. What can a person do when they find themselves in such an unenviable position, with much to do and little motivation to do it? As silly as it sounds, for the past two nights, bribery has been working pretty well. Yes, I am shamelessly admitting to bribing myself to get my work and household chores done. I am sure that this is not a novel idea, as I know that I am not the first … Continue reading

Balancing Home And Work Is Not Always Easy

If you work from home in addition to being a stay at home parent, you might feel overwhelmed sometimes. Raising kids is a full time job, and aside from nap time (if your child still takes naps) you may not be able to get much work done until after the kids are in bed. Also, as an adult member of the household, you probably have quite a few chores that you are responsible for. Add in trying to find time to exercise, time to pursue your own interests, and time to spend with your spouse or partner and there are … Continue reading

Quick Tips For A Happy Work Day

If your home – based business or job has begun to feel like the daily office grind that you thought that you were escaping when you made the switch to working at home, do not despair. It is inevitable that there will be days when your workday is less than stellar. That said, there are a few ways that you can do your best to make most of your work days pleasant. As you sit down to work, remind yourself why you do what you do. Thinking about the big picture, like how you work from home in order to … Continue reading