What Can We Learn From The Birdmen of Beijing?

June 7th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “What Can We Learn From The Birdmen of Beijing?”

One of the great advantages to working remotely is that you can hang out in your pajamas. In fact, most days I work in yoga pants and a tank top with my hair pulled back in a bun that resembles a bird’s nest. I use the time that I save when I skip the shower, make up, and accessorizing to take my dogs for a walk or read. It is a much more pleasant way to start the day than my old routine of waking before the sun, rushing to get ready and prepare both my breakfast and lunch to eat on the road. The problem is, humans are not designed to live in isolation. After a day or two I begin to crave contact with the outside world.

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Let’s Go To The Coffee Shop!

June 1st, 2017 Posted by choices, happy, life by design, remote work, Uncategorized 1 thought on “Let’s Go To The Coffee Shop!”

 

My husband thinks that I’m crazy when it comes to office design. He might be right… it drives me absolutely bonkers to have my desk facing a wall. I want to be looking either out a window or into the room. Actually, I want to be looking at the ocean, but in the real world that is not always possible (although there is a nice new coworking facility in town with ocean view desks). I am lucky that I have never had to spend much time in a cubicle. I suspect the walls would crowd in around me and I might start babbling and drooling.

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Designing Your Work Time

May 21st, 2017 Posted by choices, happy, life by design, Uncategorized, work-life balance 0 thoughts on “Designing Your Work Time”

 

“Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living.

Barely getting by, it’s all taking and no giving.”

Ah, Dolly Parton! She hit the nail on the head with this classic hit. The traditional work schedule of going to an office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm has been plaguing the workforce since the early part of the 19th century. Originating from an agreement between factory owners and workers in northern Britain, the weekend was set aside as a time of leisure and it was mutually agreed that workers would return on Monday rested and sober, ready to work.

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What is your destiny?

March 30th, 2017 Posted by choices, happy, life by design, work-life balance 0 thoughts on “What is your destiny?”

Do you consider yourself a curious person? I hope so! Today you will have the chance to be curious about your own future.

Last week we explored the idea of designing your life so that you are ridiculously happy. Did you miss it? Check out the post, Life by Design, and leave a comment to let me know if you think sheer and utter happiness is a concept that is far fetched or something that is within your grasp.

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Life by Design

March 25th, 2017 Posted by happy, life by design, remote work, work from home, work-life balance 0 thoughts on “Life by Design”

I am ridiculously happy! How about you?

Only 6 years ago, happy was not an adjective I could have used to describe my life. Don’t get me wrong, things were fine. Work was fine. Life was fine. Everything was fine. But if someone had asked me then if I was ridiculously happy, I would have answered with a laugh that in fact, no, I wasn’t.

Today, I invite you to stop and ask yourself honestly- Am I ridiculously happy?

The thing is, we live in a fast-paced world and sometimes it feels as though life is whizzing by. Between family, work, and whatever other commitments we all have it is rare to take the time to stop and reflect. Do you feel this way too? Overwhelmed. Over-scheduled. Over-committed.

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