Yes, I Work From Home

Posted on Jan 25 2014 - 10:09pm by Nicole Smith

 

And no, it’s not because I’m lazy, contrary to the belief some hold.
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Although, I admit, there are days I feel like a complete failure because my TO DO List isn’t completely checked off. I end up feeling lazy because I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to in one day. And I do realize that it’s nearly impossible for me to accomplish all that I want during my hours awake, but it doesn’t stop me from being so hard on myself.

It doesn’t stop me from criticizing myself and calling myself names.

And when I call myself names, my boyfriend gets mad at me because he is one of the rare few that I know who understand and appreciate how hard I actually work every day.

He’s the first to admit he had NO IDEA before we started dating how time consuming what I do is.

He didn’t realize how many HOURS it takes to do what I do.

He didn’t realize I could work 24/7 and still not get everything done because a blogger’s work is NEVER done. There’s always MORE we could do on or for our sites.

While others see me as wasting time on Facebook, those who do what I do, know that Social Networking is vital to a blogger’s success. Everything we post, all conversations we have, contribute to our site and our brand. That is WORK to us. That’s not a stupid time filler.

Although, when I do take a few minutes for myself to play a game, that is NOT work-related, and I admit it. During those times, I’m forcing myself to checkout and attempt to let my brain chill for a few. It doesn’t always work, but it’s something I have to do for my brain or I get overwhelmed. And when that happens, I get emotional.

Today, though, I actually feel good about what I’ve accomplished. There’ s no critical words bouncing around my head.

I don’t feel the need to down myself.

I am a happy with my accomplishments today and I love that feeling.

I can’t say that tomorrow will be the same, but I’m going to try my hardest to cut myself some slack from here on out. I know I need to in order to protect my mental health. Thinking negatively all the time doesn’t help me, the ones I love or this blog. Instead of focusing on the things I don’t get done each day, I need to focus on what I do finish and be proud of it.

And on those days when I have a hard time acknowledging what I’ve done, I know my boyfriend will be right there to point it out to me.

*Photo courtesy of jdurham at MorgueFile.

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  1. Chrystal M. January 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    It is hard to work from home. We always want to do our best and be our best so we constantly add more to our plate. Unlike a regular B&M job where they have a clear understanding of what their day-to-day job entails we have many hats to put on. They were hired to do a specific job, where as most of us do many things. We need a serving plate instead of a salad when it comes to having so much on our plates. It is hard to find balance and I am struggling with it no more than ever. Thanks for reminding me its ok when I don’t check off every box with – complete.
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