How to measure the days when you work from home #Work#jobs#work from home February 7 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Ariel posted this on the Offbeat Empire blog, and it's made me laugh every day since. Fellow work-from-homies: I give you the rubrick by which you may judge your days! GOOD DAYS: Shower Wear a bra Leave the house No internet drama to deal with Speak face-to-face with someone other than immediately family GREAT DAYS: Good day plus… Exercise Make-up See a friend Gentle inebriation THE BEST DAYS Great day plus… Social gathering! Marital relations Unexpected mail/package/gift Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS 6 lessons I learned when we were robbed NEXT 3 quickie ideas for unconventional room dividers Toggle comments [ 20 ] This made me giggle to myself (mostly because I work alone…otherwise someone else would be giggling with me… right?? right?). Ahhh sooo true, I'm going on it being a Great day so far 1 agrees Reply I just laughed when I realized today has not yet made it into "good day" category. Well, there's still time to fix it! 1 agrees Reply This. This is SO MY LIFE. Especially since many days I don't even make it into the "Good" category! I adore you guys for posting this. It's awesome to know that other people get it! 2 agree Reply Right! I must leave the house today! And speak with someone while I am out. But hey, at least I've got on a bra, I'm almost there! (Maybe we could add, properly balance work/blog reading to Good day.) 2 agree Reply Funny how it is all in your perspective. I work OUTSIDE my home and a good day for me includes no bra, no leaving the house and not speaking to anyone besides my DH. Of course that is not a work day, but that's what makes it GOOD…lol 6 agree Reply HA! This made me laugh out loud. I make sure that I always make it a good day in some capacities (i.e. I always get dressed and put on a bra, have Skype meetings daily and I go for a run most days). But the other "great"and "best" days are totally spot on. 1 agrees Reply The Great Days and Best Days are applicable for me, and I don't even work at home! (I wish.) Thanks for the gentle reminder to strive a little harder to make my days a little better. 1 agrees Reply Haha.. for me the best days are when I don't have to leave the house or put on makeup (thankfully, most days). Maybe this is an introvert/extrovert thing? 2 agree Reply Gentle inebriation sounds so tender, like being cocooned in a sweet little alcohol afghan. I aim for that level of intake, too. 9 agree Reply The most awesome part? No bad days 3 agree Reply AMEN TO THAT! I mean seriously, my worst days still involve being close to my family while also working on the internet doing cool stuff. *fist bump!* 1 agrees Reply Word My dogs are peacefully napping and snoring in the sunshine behind me. Love it. 1 agrees Reply This has much truthiness. 1 agrees Reply Oh yeah. This is sooo my life. So far, I don't think I've met any of the standards for even "good" today. Sigh. 3 agree Reply The list gives me the desire to send people mail. 1 agrees Reply Oh God….I haven't showered, put on a bra, or left the house in two days. I'd love to be motivated enough to do any of the above! Does a phone conversation with a friend count? 1 agrees Reply Loved "Good Days". Have always, always, worn a bra and makeup, but for first time recently, I skipped a shower. Is this a bad sign? Writing is flowing well. 1 agrees Reply Gah! Trueness. To be honest, when I have a lot of writing up to do, sometimes I don't meet even one of the criteria for a "good" day… but then it's a "productive" day instead, right? 1 agrees Reply This needs to be made into a poster. I may be the person to do it. 1 agrees Reply Dooooo itttttttttttt 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.