Saturday, 13 December 2008
I don't like to houseclean. I would much rather read a book, learn something new, or be with my husband or kids. On the other hand, I love a clean, organized home that is also beautifully decorated. I suppose this is a bad combination, but over the years, these desires have driven me to find ways to have my cake and eat it, too. Here are some organizational tips I learned from various people and places:
If you have a lot of possessions, your home can't stay neat and organized unless you are willing to spend a lot of time keeping it so. I am not willing to do this, so I ruthlessly purge on a regular basis.
The more decorations you have, the more you have to dust. Think: Decorations = Time. I choose a few, well-placed decorations and give away those that we are getting tired of looking at.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
- Sleep - Ok, for those who know me and my sleeping habits, are probably cracking up right now, but I'm working on it. Sleep is vital for our brains and body to function properly, and repair itself at the end of a long day. 8 hours sleep per night is recommended, and this can have a huge effect on how you feel the next day, I know myself when I go to bed late, which is quite often, I feel so irritated the next day, snappy, and not very motivated to do anything, I just feel like climbing back into bed! but, when I've made that effort to get to bed earlier, my mood is much better, and I'm more on top of things.
- Exercise - another great way to boost your energy supplies, also research has shown that exercise can be a remedy for depression
- Water - If we're not drinking enough water, our energy can be zapped, so can our concentration, over 50 percent of our body is made up of water, and we lose it when we sweat or lose urine. So it's highly important we aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses a day.
- A good healthy breakfast - Research has shown that if there is a combination of carbohydrates and protein, it will make your energy high last longer, as sugar is slowly and steadily released throughout the morning. Try adding seeds to your cereal, fruit to your yogurt, egg on your toast, honey to your porridge for a long lasting boost.
- Walking - Get the kids ready and take a walk to the park, the fresh air will do wonders for your energy.
You are more than likely aware of the top 5 energy boosters, but if you do find yourself feeling sluggish often, non-motivated, then take a look at your lifestyle and see if your leaving out any of the above. Oh and by the way, chocolate and fizzy drinks may give you an instant energy boost, but it doesn't last very long, you just end up feeling the same way after a short while.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
- Alpine Access (charges a fee for a credit,drug and background test combined, but is legit)
- SpeakWrite (formerly known as CyberSecretaries)
- LiveOps (charges a fee for background check, but is legit)
The above companies may or may not have openings right now, but it's worth checking.
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
There are a few requirements in order to join, first you have to be 18 or over, live in one of the 48 states of the US, and legally able to work there. You sign up and they put your details on their list and contact you when they have work, its that easy.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
So why not take a look at how Mathew Bishop set up his own business on Ebay selling products you could find quite easily, click here to find out his secrets.
Monday, 25 August 2008
Which is invaluable, especially while they are young.
Here I will provide some ideas of realistic and legitimate ways to help you earn money from home. There are alot of scams circling the internet, and need to be avoided at all costs, some of which are very costly. Also there are alot of get rich quick schemes, which you need to be very wary of.
Fortunately there is alot of genuine jobs and businesses one could do from home, for men too.
Some of these may just provide enough to supplement your current income, or others may provide or eventually provide enough to actually help you leave your full time job if you have one, and work exclusively from home.
- Freelance writer - freelance writers have the opportunity to do a range of different things, from magazines, newspapers, to online. You can start writing your own blogs, articles and earn money for it.
- Web designer - If you can design a website, you could make alot of money by offering this as a service.
- Home/Online tutor - You may know a second language well enough to teach it, already homeschool your children, or be extremely knowledgable about a certain subject. If so, there could be adults/children who could benefit from your teaching.
- Virtual assistant - You will work independantly from home, and offer your services to companies who will need you to do admin work etc...
- Child care provider - If you have the necessary qualifications, which is normally required in order to do this job, you could easily do this from home.
There are many more businesses and jobs one could do from home which I havent listed here, but I will be adding more very soon, with links also. Keep checking back often for updates.