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 Show/Hide 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.