How to measure the days when you work from home #Work#jobs#work from home Updated Sep 1 2016 (Posted Feb 7 2012) Ariel findyourafterglow 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! Photo from Etsy seller DevilDollsconsulting 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 Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Turning five is all the sweeter with a homemade Ms. Pac-Man cake 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 🙂 I just laughed when I realized today has not yet made it into "good day" category. Well, there's still time to fix it! 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! 🙂 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.) 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 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. 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. 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? Gentle inebriation sounds so tender, like being cocooned in a sweet little alcohol afghan. I aim for that level of intake, too. The most awesome part? No bad days 😀 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!* Word 🙂 My dogs are peacefully napping and snoring in the sunshine behind me. Love it. This has much truthiness. 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. The list gives me the desire to send people mail. 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? 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. 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? 🙂 This needs to be made into a poster. I may be the person to do it. Dooooo itttttttttttt Comments are closed.