Shake off those cobwebs!
We all have those days where we wake up and do not want to do anything productive at all. Admit it you?ve been there ? waking up realizing you missed that last episode of Grey?s Anatomy, and instead of working today, you?d really rather pop down in front of your computer, watch the episode on ABC.com and relax for the day. What starts off as an anticipated one hour stint of relaxation, turns into an all day event, and before you know it, nothing of your work has been accomplished.
While taking time to yourself is perfectly acceptable ?and highly encouraged ? it is important to make sure that we don?t let our feelings of lost ambition get the best of us.
How to overcome it? Use that quiet sit down time as a reward. Work on those tasks that need completion for a few hours, and then take a break to enjoy that moment of relaxation. If you do work first, and relax second, even if you do get caught in the state of relaxation a little longer than planned, at least you?ve completed the tasks necessary for the day.
It sounds elementary, I know, but take a moment to shake off those cobwebs and get the work done that needs done. You?ll feel much more relaxed when you sit down to, well - relax ? knowing that you don?t have any work looming when you get back.
Nature vs. Nurture
You need to find the
time to lay aside the guilt that often comes with taking time for
yourself. My tip this month is to sit down and make a list of
the activities you truly enjoy. Now, schedule some time to
take part in one. You do not have to do it alone, you can
bring your family or spouse with you ? but take time to relax, and enjoy your
Our nature is to feel guilty about nurturing our needs as a person. Stop it.
Nature vs. Nurture ? the WAHPM way of remembering what?s truly important.
Flutter Social Butterfly!
isn?t just for tweenieboppers anymore. Sure, Myspace, Facebook, Linkedin,
and Twitter are all ?fun? sources of entertainment, but they are very powerful
marketing tools too! You can Tweet about your upcoming specials, and send
invites to your next phone conference via Myspace or Facebook! It?s one
very powerful way of spreading your message ? and the best part is, it?s
Check it out!
WAHPM way of not being a wallflower
October 14, 2008
Do you publish
an e-zine or a newsletter? Are you constantly searching for
articles? WAHM articles provides a great place for you to locate much
needed content for your website, e-zine or newsletter. There are articles
on every topic, and by a very large assortment of authors who are experts in
WAHM-Articles ? the
WAHPM version of Cliffs Notes.
Last night I bought myself a Glade Scented Oil candle. I lit the flame and stood next to it, gleefully waiting for the candle to melt into the lovely little puddle of oil. I was enthralled. This one little moment of (albeit a little strange) time to myself, strangely reenergized me, and prepared me to work a little longer.
My tip? Find a similar joy, a small five minute joyful activity and engross yourself in it. You?ll be surprised what it does for your attitude.
It?s a WAHPM trip to the water cooler.
I know, we all have
lists ? grocery lists, to do lists, packing lists. I?m
talking about procedure lists. Have you ever thought about
what might happen should you *GASP* need to take a day off?
Would anyone know how to step in and help you out with any of your daily
necessary tasks? Building your procedures in a step by step
list will help you feel more confident that someone can step in and help should
the need arise. Trust me, they come in handy.
Think of them as your own little recipe for success.
Tips of the
July 13 2008
www.JOTT.com ? this service is free, fast and fun. You simply set JOTT up (seriously, this takes minutes to do), and program the phone number into your cell phone. Now, while you are away from your desk, and need to send reminders to yourself, your assistant ? or lets face it, even your husband ? you can do so with a simple phone call. JOTT takes down the information, transcribes it, and within moments sends an email to the desired person (and copies you). I?ve even learned I can BLOG with JOTT? yes, that?s right, I Said BLOG. Who knows, I might even be able to send out these weekly tips via JOTT? I may have to check into that.