How to measure the days when you work from home #Work#jobs#work from home Updated Sep 1 2016 (Posted Feb 7 2012) Ariel arielmstallings 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 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 Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming 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. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. 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 🙂 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! 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! 🙂 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.) 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 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. 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. 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? Reply Gentle inebriation sounds so tender, like being cocooned in a sweet little alcohol afghan. I aim for that level of intake, too. Reply The most awesome part? No bad days 😀 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!* Reply Word 🙂 My dogs are peacefully napping and snoring in the sunshine behind me. Love it. Reply This has much truthiness. 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. Reply The list gives me the desire to send people mail. 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? 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. 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? 🙂 Reply This needs to be made into a poster. I may be the person to do it. Reply Dooooo itttttttttttt Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I 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.