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Do you ever have those days where everything just seems to be too much? Yesterday was one of those days for me. With a to-do list the length of my arm and not enough hours in the day, I reached a flight or fight situation. I chose flight. Nothing too drastic I have to add – I just gave up on the day, giving in to a well needed early night.Read More »
When I tell people that I work from home, most people tell me I’m lucky and that it must be nice to be able to work from the comfort of my own home. I’ve written about the pros and cons of working from home in previous posts, and for me, remote working is definitely the best option for juggling work and family life. But one of the things I had to deal with in the early days of remote working was the work-from home guilt.Read More »
This is a guest post by Belle Cooper, co-founder of Hello Code. The post first appeared on Toptal – a service focused on connecting and hiring freelancers across the world (republished with permission).
One of the best parts of working remotely is the flexibility it provides. Perhaps the most obvious benefit of remote working for the employee or contractor is that you can work in a way that suits you. Very few on-site jobs provide the flexibility to work where, when, and how you want.Read More »
Well, it’s been a while! I’m feeling a bit sheepish as it’s almost a year since my last post in fact. To be honest, I hadn’t intended the gap to be so long but I needed time out to reassess a lot of things in my life last year (hindsight tells me that was all part of this whole discovery process). We also had some family health stuff that took up a lot of my headspace towards the end of last year. With things calming down, it’s time to get back to what I love – writing.Read More »
I’ve been working from home now for 8 years. In the early days, I started working from our dining room table. It wasn’t long before I realised that wasn’t a long term solution (if you’ve ever sat on a hard wooden chair for longer than 30 minutes, you’ll know that it soon gets incredibly uncomfortable!). At that time we had no children so we decided to turn our spare room into an office space. I loved it – a light bright room, relaxing pale green walls and white furniture including a lovely bespoke glass desk. It was so bright and airy. Then boom! Two weeks having completed the new office, we found out we were expecting our first child. My home office quickly became the nursery.Read More »
Do you ever have those weeks, or even months, where life just seems to move along so quickly that you can barely keep up? I have no idea how it is already mid-October. It only seems like a minute ago that my youngest was starting school at the start of September and we’re on the home-straight to half-term already!Read More »
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of time I spend looking at a screen. I spend most of my working day plugged in to my laptop or attached to my phone. Then evenings were spent blogging or checking into my social media accounts.
In my past post, ‘Do I need more blog-life balance?’ I wroteRead More »