Still making progress!
How has your #WFH (work from home) experience been going? Any success stories? My own success stories stem from a long history of taking at least 2-3 days to work from home over the past few years.
- I always and I mean ALWAYS get up in the morning and prepare at the same time as if I was going in to my physical office. So that means get up, shower, dress, apply make-up and take time to do “something” with my hair.
- Then I make my coffee and sit outside for a bit thinking about what I want my day to look like. Putting the extra 15 minutes into thinking about the day does tend to give me a better outcome than if I just jump right in. And Since I am still getting up at the same time I would in the past, I have that extra 15 minutes.
- Depending on the day, I may take a 30 minute morning walk to add to my creativity or just do some morning stretches. That depends on which way the weather is in St. Louis (LOL!)
As long as your WFH experience is one that is productive, then that is all that is important. It’s important to remember that we are all dealing with a pandemic on top of some very trying days in our country and all over the globe. Not to mention the regular hustle and bustle of a household! (If you have children, then God Bless You! That just makes the entire pandemic, WFH situation ten million times more….interesting). If you’ve got some cool tips and techniques you’ve found that have made you a SUPERSTAR during these trying times, please do share them!
A few days ago someone close to me told me to, “Do something different today that you thought you couldn’t do. Really challenge yourself.” At first I thought, oh what a nice little pick me up. But as the day wore on and I was in my normal routine, I realized…We all do the same thing over and over even if we have a lifestyle that allows us to do interesting things each day. I thought to myself, when is the last time I actually tried something that I am not good at? I couldn’t recall. So I began. I used the online training tools that were available to me to take a webinar on Microsoft SharePoint. This may seem very easy to some people. But my goal with Microsoft SharePoint is one that is different that most. I would like to be able to design websites in it. As with any new program / software however, you must start with the basics at the beginning. This can be the most difficult part for me. To sit through what I might think is useless information going over things that I “think” I already know.
As I sat and listened to the one-hour webinar I realized something…I do not know everything there is to know about the basics of Microsoft SharePoint. This is probably one of the most complex applications I have come across! If there is one thing I love it’s a challenge and complexity within software. What happened through my hour long journey was so much more than just a webinar.
There was self-reflection of seeing that I tend to think I know more than I actually know. There was a feeling of self-worth from being able to grasp what was being presented even though at one point I thought I was lost. Lastly, there was fulfillment. Being a person who loves to design, conceptualize and bring other people’s ideas to life, this was something that for me, is a requirement on pretty much anything I do.
So what does all of this mean? I think that what this person was trying to tell me was DREAM BIG and dream big every day. Challenge yourself at least once a day. If you do that, you will find self-reflection, self-worth, and fulfillment in your life at the end of every day.