Tips To Keeping Your Sanity While Working From Home
Though working at home may seem like a dream job, and well it is, one can lose their sanity in the attempt to become a success. There are boundaries that should not be crossed when sacrificing to reach our goals.
The misconception that if you’re work from home you are not actually working has been circulating and it is just plain wrong. The comments ,”Must be nice to nap whenever you want to.” or “Sure wish I could take it easy like you do..” get flung at internet marketers on a regular basis. The thought that if you work at home you must not really be working has grown into a pulsating big green monster. Jealousy of the work at home situation makes many 9 to 5 workers feel as though home business owners must really be slackers. In reality home business owners work very hard, if not harder than most 9 to 5 workers.
Working from home does give one flexible hours. Sometimes you can work 2 hours one day, and no hours another day. However, there are many times at home entrepreneurs are working weekend hours when other people are out having fun. Home business workers are working late nights while others watch T.V. or absurd morning hours when most people are cuddled warm in bed. Those who work at home do have the luxury of flexible hours, and they also have the curse of flexible hours. They spend a lot more time working than if they were in an office.
Because of this constant work at any hour of the day schedule it is easy for home business owners to get stressed out. They may feel some times as if they are losing their sanity due to the odd work hours and need to keep their lively hood a float. Here are a few tips to keep a firm hold on that sanity.
Eat Well, don’t blow off healthy meals just because you’re busy. Make the effort to take a break and eat your meals. You will always be busy, and the ‘right’ time may never come around, without making the effort you could miss all of your energy boosting meals. Remember, you may be making oodles of money working through meals, but eventually your brain is going to stop functioning at ultimate performance if you deprive it of the nutrients it needs. Then what will happen to your home based business? So take a break, eat a meatloaf and your veggies, your brain will thank you.
Exercise, you don’t have to be an aerobics guru to appreciate the benefits of some good exercise. When we get busy the first thing we throw to the wayside is exercise, how sad is that? Exercise is a great energizer, and it is habit forming. Make exercise a habit and you will find that you are thinking clearer and feeling better everyday. Both of those ingredients make a healthy marketing entrepreneur.
Take breaks when you need them. Do not force yourself to work past your limits. Burning yourself out will do nothing but pull your business down. Not to mention a burned out person is just asking for more sickness and less energy. The whole saying of ‘Wok through the pain’ or ‘It’s mind over matter’ are just that, sayings. Your body will tell you when it needs a break, and it is your duty to supply that break and do something you enjoy. You will see that you will return to work refreshed and ready to tackle your assignments for the day.
Stick to a regular schedule, you may have flexible hours, but a regular schedule will keep you on track and getting things done. If you do not have a an approximate schedule to follow, you may find that chaos may reign and work will be less likely to get done on a regular basis.
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