dealing with work from home difficulties

Dealing with Difficulties When You Work from Home

I use a few different strategies to deal with difficulties. The strategies I use depend on the situation as well as what led up to it. My strategies may or may not work for you. The longer you work from home, the more experience and confidence you’ll gain. Then, you’ll be able to deal with difficulties in your own way.

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How I deal with chronic migraines as a work from home mom

How I Deal with Chronic Migraines as a Work from Home Mom

Unfortunately, I deal with chronic migraines. Not just chronic migraines, but hemiplegic migraines. And sometimes I do manage to get a migraine without the migraine, but with several other hemiplegic symptoms. Thankfully, I’ve gotten into a routine as a work from home mom that allows me to function most days, which is, frankly, most chronic migraine sufferers wet dream since a new medication only comes out about every 20 years…and it’s usually so goddamn expensive that most people can’t afford it.

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7 Keys to Living My Best Life (Your Results My Vary)

I am a work at home mom. And I have been for several years. I don’t beat around the bush. And I don’t put up with bullshit. I am told in person and online, “I wish I could be more like you.” Most people talk about how they could never do that. They can…they just make an active decision not to do that. Throughout the course of my entire life, I’ve made the active decision to not be like other people for one reason or another. And, yes, let’s call it what it is: judgment. It isn’t an “I’m better than they are” or an “I’m right and they are wrong” scenario (all of the time, anyway). It was 100% an “I don’t want that for me,” and we are all entitled to our own boundaries and desires.

Here are the 7 keys to living my best life as a work from home mom. If you choose to embrace them or only some of them or how your choose to interpret or embrace some or all of them may vary your results because you and I do not live the same life…and you should also make your own decisions and decide what is important to you, your results may vary.

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Some Days, You Just Make the Best of It

Yesterday was rough. I am very much a realist + opportunist + moderate optimist (meaning I believe in speaking power into my own life as well as into the lives of others while being very mindful of what is actually happening). Like I say, while working from home as a parent means it is always bring your kid to work day, working from home is often romanticized…and even if it isn’t your kid causing shit (because it isn’t always the kid), some days just suck. So, some days you just make the fucking best of it.

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Unwinding When You Work from Home

When you work from home, it’s not always easy to unwind after a stressful project or day. You live in your workspace…even if you’re like me and have a space in your home that is a separate office. I mean, even though I have a home office, I do come out from time to time with my laptop into the living room with my family…

Yet, we don’t have a commute. We don’t have a separate place of business. It’s not easy to just walk away and be done for the day. Yet, unwinding is a total necessity because it lessens and, for many, prevents burnout.

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Productivity Powerhouse

I’ve learned to make what other people generally consider shortcomings into my superpowers. I talk about it in my book Kill Something and Drag It Home. I do not believe that we have to let diagnoses fully define who we are. Does it affect who we are? Sure. It is part of who we are, but it doesn’t have to own us. I am diagnosed with both complex post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder…and I am (usually…like anyone else, I can have my days that suck) a productivity powerhouse.

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6 Key Lessons for Living a Happier Life

I have CPTSD…and I am not one for beating around the bush. And I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to feel miserable forever. While I recognize that there are days that just suck and that brain chemistry can have something to do with that, we also have free will. We also have the ability to make a decision to do something different and begin the process of rewiring the brain. And, no, that doesn’t make it easy. That doesn’t make every day full of sunshine and butterflies. Some days still fucking suck. But we do not have to live every day like in misery.

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