One of the best parts about this year’s turn of events has been the opportunity to start anew.
Remember when I said I wanted to break out in 2012? It’s totally happening. Not only did I get to move back to California, but now I’m working with Amy. This awesome gig has afforded me the ability to work from home AND get out to LA a few times a week. I honestly can’t think of a more ideal situation for me at this point in my life. I absolutely needed that sort of flexibility after coming off of a traditional 8-5 work setting.
However, even in the most ideal situations, there are always learning curves. Right now I’m trying to iron out the time management aspect of working from home. There are some days when I feel super motivated to crank out assignments, build my Etsy shop, write up several blog posts, run a million errands, squeeze in a great workout, figure out what the heck I am doing with my life, etc. I LIVE for those days. But then there are the other days when I struggle. with. everything. I’m definitely on the quest for finding better ways to balance those two extremes.
But as the saying “ask and you shall receive” goes, I have been stumbling upon lots of inspiring – and timely – blog posts, enjoying stimulating conversations with friends, and today I am watching the live stream of the FABB conference online while taking copious notes. I’ve also been trying to schedule out my workload and blog posting on Google calendar, which I’m finding to be satisfying on an organizational and technological level (even if I don’t always stick to the plan). The combination of these things is really broadening my perspective on work/life balance and I couldn’t be more grateful for it.
How do you stay balanced and on task? Any tips and tricks you guys live by?