5 Things No One Told Me About Working From Home

I can't believe no one told me working from home would be like this!

I Can't Work With My Kids Around I decided to pursue a work at home career after having kids. I couldn't take the idea of dropping my baby off to a daycare full of strangers. However, every work at home job I've done was nearly impossible to do with my kids around. Even blogging. They needed my attention and even now that they are older, they are very distracting. I've had to get pretty creative and sacrifice things like sleep in order to make working from home work for me. When I worked as a sales rep for a virtual call center, I had to be sure to find a flexible … [Read more...]

3 Brain Breaks You Should Be Taking

Increase your productivity by taking brain breaks

My daughter's kindergarten teacher had regularly intervalled "brain breaks" for her students. I'm not sure if it was for the kids or herself but it's something we should all be doing. While too many breaks can distract your mind and cause you to lose focus- you need to keep yourself sharp by giving your brain a break once in a while. Everyone is different in how often they should take a brain break but I suggest every couple of hours we stop what we are doing, stand up, shake our legs and complete one or more of these brain break suggestions. (And no- I didn't include … [Read more...]

How to Find Your Work at Home Groove

Survive Working from Home by Finding Your Groove

I've been working from home for nearly three years now and my schedule changes on a day to day basis. I've always struggled to find my work at home groove, until I learned to go with the flow. I figured I’d give you some of my best tips. Ready, set, go! Try Something New I am one that likes to stick to what works. However, sometimes what works doesn't always go well. That’s why I started trying new things. You know, working when my kids are awake instead of just when they’re sleeping. Don’t be afraid to ask others for hints as well. Try Exercising I put off … [Read more...]

How to Stay Motivated During the Winter Months

Get Motivated in the Winter

As the days get shorter during the winter months, it can be difficult to stay motivated when working from home.  There are a few things you can do to help, however - this post will provide some ideas for how to stay motivated during winter.   Get out and get some fresh air This is easy to do during the warmer months, but during the winter it's not so easy.  Still, if you can motivate yourself to put on some warm clothes and go out and take a brisk walk, or do something outdoors for a least a little while, your sanity will stay in check and you'll be able to … [Read more...]

Getting Your “WAHA Mojo” Back After the Holidays

Work at Home Mojo After the Holidays

Let's see. First, there was Thanksgiving. That took a few days to get going again after it was over. Then came Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Then came New Year's. Now, just as you're getting back into your regular work-at-home routine--another holiday called Valentine's Day is rumored to be heading your way! What's a work-at-homer (WAHer) to do to regain structure, focus, self-discipline, motivation, and income? For the purpose of this blog post, mojo can be defined as "desire, drive or passion." So when lost, it can create boredom and procrastination or … [Read more...]