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Work From Home

Perks Of Working From Home

TeaTime13-22x22Yesterday, a Friday, was a good day. My hubby and I had a nice, long lunch with a businessman friend, Then we bought some special treats for tea, went home and enjoyed a relaxing tea-time sitting by our large picture windows overlooking the river and the forest. I know this may sound somewhat unhealthy, but if you’re careful about what you indulge in and how often you do it, it doesn’t have to be. I haven’t put on any weight at all, and my health checks have all been good.

Anyway, after tea, we had a little nap. We’ve been working hard on our websites, so we decided to give ourselves a break. A movie followed. Later in the evening, after walking our dog Ginger, we checked our computers and found that a customer had made a large order on one of our websites. I also received a nice message and thank you from someone who recently discovered this website, Healing Pastures. It’s great to be able to help.

Ah, the joys of working from home! Who wants to be a slave to a job?!

Wishes For The New Year

It’s a brand new year. What are your hopes and dreams for it? It’s always a good idea to have some kind of direction in mind at the start of each year. All too often, we meander aimlessly through each month and, before you know it, the year is over. Twelve months filled with promise and opportunity are gone, just like that. And we’re left disappointed, or even sad.

2009 is over, for better or for worse, so there’s no point dwelling on it. Time to make the most of 2010. This is what I’d like to accomplish before the end of this year:

Better Health For Me & My Family
I don’t want to see sickness darken our doorstep at all this year. This will require a lot more discipline, lifestyle changes and alertness.

Continued Weight Loss For Me
Isn’t this everyone’s new year resolution? Thankfully, I have been losing weight gradually, by practising simple good habits like regular exercising and healthy eating. This year, I hope to reach my ideal weight. I was diagnosed with estrogen-dominant breast cancer, and estradiol – the most dangerous form of estrogen – is found in fat cells. The less fat I carry, the better.

Financial Freedom
Isn’t this also everyone’s new year resolution? Someone once told me that there was good debt and there was bad debt. A home mortgage is supposed to be an example of good debt. Well, you know what, I don’t want any kind of debt at all. This is why I’ve been working on building up several work-from-home businesses. They include an online jewelry store as well as an anti-cancer health supplements and personal care products business. Both businesses, ideal for anyone looking for work-from-home income, are getting stronger and stronger. I’m determined to make this the best year yet for all my online businesses. Valentine’s Day is just over five weeks away, and I’ve got a whole bunch of new products to upload to my websites.

Teach Others How To Start An Online Business
My husband and I enjoy sharing information and helping others to succeed. People, especially those who want to make extra money working from home, keep asking us to teach them how to run online businesses. Looks like the never-ending cycle of recessions and lay-offs has shaken many. This year, we hope to start a basic series of workshops to help more people get started. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing somebody succeed with their own business. What’s that old saying? If you give someone a fish, they eat for a day. If you teach them how to fish, they eat for a lifetime.

Start A Cancer Support Group In My Neighborhood
People dealing with cancer need support in so many ways. I have learned a lot in my own cancer journey. I’d like to be of help in whatever way I can. Perhaps someone’s life can be made easier, and less lonely, because of my simple efforts. When we leave this mortal world, what kind of legacy will we leave behind? Are we making a difference in our lives?

The first week of this brand new year is almost gone. Time to get cracking!

Freedom To Do Whatever You Like

Mmm, it’s misty today. A soft, gentle rain has been falling all afternoon and the river looks moody and mysterious. Flocks of egrets have descended on the open fields, to feast on the worms squirming to the surface. I’ve just woken up from a nap and I’m now enjoying a mug of mint tea and amaretto cake with marzipan. What bliss!

I can’t imagine working a nine-to-five job anymore. The thought of having to drag myself out of bed early every morning and fighting the commuter traffic wearies me. Working from home is just great. I get plenty of rest and I have time to do the things I enjoy, like reading, writing and going out wherever I like, whenever I wish. Lately, I’ve been so busy writing websites and blogs for clients that I’m afraid I haven’t had as much time as I would like for “Healing Pastures”.

A reversible pendant from Silver Butterfly Jewelry

A reversible pendant from Silver Butterfly Jewelry

I have a butterfly jewelry website of my own too, and I’ve been rushing to get new products and promotions ready for Christmas. My husband, Andrew, is the webmaster and designer, and I think he’s done a really nice job. Silver Butterfly Jewelry is ranked Number One by Google for many of our key search phrases. Fans love our jewelry so much that many designs are sold out. We even have customers e-mailing us to ask when certain designs will be available again, and whether we’ll be able to ship out their purchases in time for Christmas. This is one ‘rush’ I’m really enjoying.

Once this weekend is over, I hope to turn my attention back to “Healing Pastures”. Come December, though, I’ll have to get Silver Butterfly Jewelry as well as a client’s jewelry website ready for Valentine’s Day. It never ends, but I’m loving it. Nothing beats having your own business, especially when you can work from home. Working from home allows me to be more rested, less stressed out, and healthier. And I have more time to spend with my loved ones.

If your health and happiness isn’t to your satisfaction, have you considered working from home? It’s probably one of the most healing things anyone could do, and it could make a big difference to the quality of your life.