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.Continue reading “Dealing with Difficulties When You Work from Home”
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.Continue reading “How I Deal with Chronic Migraines as a Work from Home Mom”
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.Continue reading “7 Keys to Living My Best Life (Your Results My Vary)”
COVID-19 has me hoppin’… And I am naturally a planner…and also I am the anxious type. I have C-PTSD to boot. Since I work from home full time, I know a thing or 5,000,000 about stress…and being busy. While I do not refer to myself as a freelancer because of the negative connotations associated with the word, I make it my daily mission to find ways to reduce my stress. Because, frankly, having a fucking heart attack or stroke doesn’t sound like a whole of fucking fun. Call me crazy.
Here’s how to make MS Word your bitch so your editor won’t fucking hate you! Continue reading How to Make Word Your Bitch
How to handle (and manage) distractions when working from home (yes, even during COVID-19 and with children)… Continue reading How to Handle Distractions When Working from Home
So, this article on USA Today was written about Zoom fatigue and it says that we are all exhausted by the end of Zoom meetings because we’re all just oh so pressured at the thought of attending a meeting with so many people. Because I guess the writer never worked in corporate America.
That’s not why Zoom fatigue exists. We get Zoom fatigue for the same fucking reason we all hate going to in-person meetings: because most people can’t run a fucking meeting if their lives depended upon it.Continue reading “Zoom Fatigue: Why Online Meetings Suck”
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.Continue reading “Productivity Powerhouse”
I pride myself on being a practical person. A lot of people are going to discover during this pandemic that lack of time isn’t their issue. Clearly, I am not talking about those who are furloughed from their full-time employer. By the way, if you are a freelancer or 1099 employee in the US, you do qualify to file for unemployment. If you’re a brand new freelancer or you thought about starting your own business and your main complaint was how you didn’t have time because you were sooooooo busy, congratulations…unless you are an essential employee or you’re violating the stay home, stay safe practices, you have time! So, here are my five practical pieces of advice for new freelancers.Continue reading “5 Pieces of Advice for New Freelancers”
Even before COVID-19 happened and a lot of people had to start working from home, many of us felt like we were always behind. We had work to worry about…and a family…and don’t forget about that personal life you’re supposed to have. I mean, social media makes it look so easy. It’s easy to feel like you’re always behind…like you’re somehow failing at life. And that feeling doesn’t go away if you work from home. It doesn’t go away if you stop working from home, either. Both come with their own set of problems. Here’s how to stop feeling like you’re always behind.Continue reading “How to Stop Feeling Like You’re Always Behind”