Everybody has bad days, guys. That’s why you’ve got to develop systems to help you focus on the positive. Because no matter how bad it is… it really, truly, madly could be so much worse.
Like when you finally reach a big dream like working from home full time. I couldn’t be luckier. Yet somehow in early January I found my self a little whiney (or is that ennui?).
Enter: a month of work from home challenges.
I got the calendar printout here
Things I couldn’t do if I worked in an office. Things I’m completely blessed to be able to do, and that I want to look back on in appreciation, even when times are hard. Here’s a few things I did:
- Schedule a mid-morning doctor’s appointment and stay late without stressing about it
- Collaborate with Janine on a fun project
- Work mid-day in a coffee shop
- Read Lord of the Rings for hours at a time
- Take a snow day with JHubbs
- Tell the USAA people I’m a full-time writer
I only made it through about 13 days before I ran out of fun ideas. Everything I could think to write just turned into different chores. But the lesson remains the same: in every situation, there are blessings.
Whether you’re trapped in a job you hate (but that provides predictable paychecks and healthcare). Or whether you’re starting your own business and weathering the highs and lows of it (but you’re blessed with a supportive husband and friends and living in the freedom to try it out).