Dealing With Isolation & Minimizing Burnout: COVID-19 Edition

Last night I noticed an uptick in stats for the original post on how people who are new to working from home can deal with isolation and minimize the likelihood of burnout. And that’s cool and all…but it basically tells you to get the fuck out of the house and do stuff. Which, during COVID-19 is much more difficult with shelter in place orders and most states ordering non-essential businesses to close. So, it’s time to update that and talk about some ways you can deal with isolation and minimize burnout when the world is scary and we’re being told to stay the fuck at home for our safety and for the safety of others.

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Demystifying Business Systems

Is it just me or is the newest way to “guarantee success” for your side-hustle or “make your business scalable” is to make sure that you’re using the right systems for your business. Of course, to learn those systems you must sign up for this course or that course. Maybe it’s free (and if it is, you’ll learn a bit, but you’ll get hooked into buying into a more expensive course). Maybe it costs hundreds or thousands of dollars. Look, I have no problem with anyone looking to make a profit off of what they know. That is, if they actually know anything. The issue is that from my now six years of full time experience as a business owner working from home, there are some things that most, if not all, of these webinars, courses, email lists, and books do not tell people like you.

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How to Improve & Repair Your Emotional Availability

It is no secret that I have CPTSD and OCD. Of course, over the years, I’ve learned to adapt and to take care of myself appropriately. And that includes a lot of different things.

Lately, I’ve noticed a trend on social media wherein people are encouraged to ask their friends or family if they have emotional space or if they’re in the right frame of mind to do something or to listen to the problems of their friends. And I have an internal conflict about this.

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