No Man Is A Island But Most Work At Home Agents Are

Sunday, January 06, 2008

It's time for work
You lock yourself up in your quiet working space
You strap on your headset
You check your stats
You check how much money you made the day before
You log in
You are ready for work

One of the most important things that we can assure the companies that we are working for is that we have a quiet working enviroment.

When a customer calls us, they can not hear any dogs barking, or children in the background.

When I first starting taking calls, my children had to understand that unless someone needed to go to the hospital, don't bother

We developed a system of sending text to me or writing things down on

Since I work a lot of hours from home, most of my day I am connected to a headset.

In the past, I used to wake up, take my shower, make my coffee, throw some food in the slow cooker and log on.

Before my daughter started to drive, I would have a long enough break just to drop off and pick up the kids from school.

Then it was back to work.

Within the last few months, I had taken a long look at my physical activities and realized that I was not getting as much as I should to remain healthy.

I decided that making money is important but also taking care of myself is even more important.

I have decided to take a few hours a day to do things to improve my health.

What I found is that my bank account did not take any drastic plunge and I am actually feeling a bit more healthier,

During the extra hours that I am not working , I just keep busy. I walk my dogs, work in the garden, do some housework and now keep up with the activities at Sparkpeople.

If you are a work at home agent like myself, let me remind you today that even though we enjoy the comfort of working in our pj's, and never having to leave the home unless we want to, remember...

No man is an island

Hey Cassandra....cry me a a bridge... and...get over it...

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    great post, i agree we all need to take time for ourself.
    4427 days ago
    I am glad I read this because I realized as I was reading that I am becoming an island. I find that some days, I do not go outside my house at all and I sit and munch on junk while I work. I already lost 55 pounds but if I am not careful, I will gain that back plus more. Thanks again.
    4427 days ago
    Great post! I alternate my weeks at home with weeks in the onsite office adn on travel, but the experience is much the same. We're in the country, too, so neighboring homes are barely visible. Personally I have found that my work quality has improved now that I'm eating healthier and exercising. It's been a nice benefit! Nice to have you on the "working at home" team; we can help one another learn how to swim away from our islands from tiem to time. Hey! That sounds like good exercise! :)
    4427 days ago
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