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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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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WAH Rule #856: Harsh Truth: Outsourcing May Not Correct Your Lack of Productivity

As I sit here listening to a podcast about productivity for entrepreneurs, I am certainly not surprised to hear the guest and the host mention outsourcing not just business things you need done, but also personal responsibilities like cleaning. While I wholeheartedly agree with the base concept, I must correct something the host mentioned.

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Saying No to Unethical Requests

Work at home life has a unique set of challenges. One of those challenges is making sure that you have enough work to pay your bills and have a comfortable existence. The thought of not having enough money can make any work at home soul cringe. It’s nice and (almost) esoteric to fall into the “I don’t need to make a lot of money – I do this cause I love it!” routine. Continue reading “Saying No to Unethical Requests”

The Cold, Hard Truth about Freelancing (or Any Other Small Business)

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You know, I try to be a nice person and hang out in one or two specific writing groups on Facebook to answer questions. Those questions aren’t always about freelance writing. I’ll give perspective or answer questions posed by college students who are writing an essay. About once every two weeks, some poor, dejected, struggling person who wants to write for a living will ask a question or need consolation or encouragement. And, inevitably, all the assholes come out of the woodwork and tell them writing for a living is impossible, they should get a real job, and the likes. Oh, and there’s always the holier-than-thou writer who doth not wish to profit from their work for angels believe writing is to be done for pure joy.

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Work from Home Ethics & Etiquette

Listen to the podcast free. Ethics Abide by city, state, and federal laws because a law suit is really the last thing that you want or need to deal with when it comes to business. For instance, did you know that in some towns you can’t run certain types of businesses from your home? Some cities or states may require you to have a certain … Continue reading Work from Home Ethics & Etiquette

WAH Rule 654 – Something Always Comes Up

If you haven’t already experienced this phenomenon in life, rest assured that not only does it happen when you work from home, but it does not ever improve. Any time you need or want to do something, something comes up. If you’re lucky, that something is cute and worth it and not annoying. Dan Bull the Anvil and I have tried to record the Sunday … Continue reading WAH Rule 654 – Something Always Comes Up