‘a Letter From Working Mother To Stay-at-home Mother, And Vice Versa’ Goes Viral

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I know you work weekends and nights, with no discernible end to your day or working week. I know the rewards are joyous but few. And here’s part of what “Stay-At-Home Mum” writes to “Working Mum”: I know that when you come home in the evening, your second shift begins. The nay-sayers dont understand that you run a household AND hold a job. You come home, cook dinner, bath your children and read them stories. You tuck them in and kiss them goodnight.
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11 Ways To Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Dont get carried away and convince yourself an hour of work entitles you to five hours of a Sons of Anarchy marathon. But micro-rewards will go a long way to both making you feel accomplished, and giving you a brief respite to boot. 7. Get Off Gchat Speaking of distractions, there is no bigger motivation or productivity killer than Gchat. I have literally been invisible on the service for close to five years now, and Ive probably completed hundreds of more hours of work than I would have had I been chatting with people all day. This applies to actual jobs as well, but many offices ban such services, and theres a reason for that. Its not just the visite site physical time it takes you to read and type messages to your friends that makes Gchat your mortal enemy. Its the fact that that little bong message noise instantly jolts you out of thinking about whatever youre supposed to be working on. The time lost isnt just the chatting, its the constant mental interruption that will sap your motivation and distract you from doing a proper job on whatever it is youre working on. For me, its almost impossible to write a coherent article with Gchat flashing or chiming in the background every few seconds. Im singling out Gchat here, but there are plenty of other bongs that can go off and distract you, from Facebook and Snapchat to old-fashioned texting.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/01/22/11-ways-to-stay-motivated-while-working-from-home/

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