You know that panicy, slightly sick feeling you get when you’re teetering on the edge of overwhelm? It may creep in like a fog as you look through your emails, or roll over you with a sudden sense of dread when you think about everything on your ‘to-do’ list.

 

It often comes with a sense of 'not knowing where to start', of the job being too big to see a single, manageable foothold to give you that first leg up.

 

Sitting at my desk yesterday I could feel that energy of overwhelm starting to bubble up.

 

My desk was a mess,

my inbox was out of control with work email,

private email,

newsletters,

subscriptions;

 

I had unreturned Facebook messages and text messages.

My Skype was blinking at a million miles an hour.

 

My to-do list covered two pages in my notebook, the scale of what I ‘needed to achieve’...

 

Working from home can be amazing. Interruption-free, in the zone, high-vibe-productivity turned up to max’.

 

It can also be a little isolating, lonely and a recipe for cabin fever.

 

One thing anyone who’s worked from a home office will tell you, whether it’s a legit’ separate, professional office space, or the living room couch, is that work and life/family/play/down time is at risk of becoming blurred. This isn’t something that’s solely reserved for the work from homers, by any means, but the effect can be exaggerated, and it’s something that’s been on my mind lately.

 

Today I had an awesome start to the day; I went to yoga, came home and walked the dog by the lake. Did a little Lakeside meditation, then had a totally delish bowl of buckwheat porridge for breakfast as I sat down and got stu...

You know that panicy, slightly sick feeling you get when you’re teetering on the edge of overwhelm? It may creep in like a fog as you look through your emails, or roll over you with a sudden sense of dread as you think about everything on your ‘to-do’ list. It often comes with a sense of not knowing where to start, of the job being too big to see a single, manageable foothold to give you that first leg up.

 

Sitting at my desk yesterday I could feel that energy of overwhelm starting to bubble up. My desk was a mess, my inbox was out of control with work email, private email, newsletters and subscriptions; I had unreturned Facebook messages and text messages, and my Skype was blinking at a million miles an hour. My to-do list covered two pages in my notebook, the scale of what I ‘needed to ac...

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