Sunshine...Finally!

Last Update: March 08, 2013
After two weeks of snow and freezing temperatures it is a sunny and balmy 50 degrees here in Summit County. I decided to open up windows, put on my shorts and tank top and dig into Wealthy Affiliate with a positive outlook. I'm trying to do a little bit each day while my 2 year old naps, needless to say it is a slow go! I feel like I am spending so much time researching and when I am finally ready to start writing something he wakes up and there goes that! I would love to hear from other members who are in a similar situation...who do not have a whole lot of time...maybe a couple of hours or so per day. How do you use that time effectively?
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Shawn Martin Premium
Spring sure brings new energy!
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Hudson Premium
Hi there. When we had three children under three years my wife went out to work to support us whilst I went to University, which I did a lot from home. So I believe I know a little about what you are experiencing. It is a case of fitting in the work with the family but on a planned basis. I wrote a couple of blogs here at WA (on my profile) which you may find useful - 1. who else wants to be productive and watch tennis, and 2. how to make every work at home day count good.

Hope these help but if you need any more please just ask

Regards
Hudson.
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Thanks, I'll check it out!
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***UPDATE*** We are now under a winter weather advisory and the clouds have started to roll in. The weather changes rapidly in the mountains. So much for the shorts and tank top!
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wtbee2013 Premium
Your so cute, soon enough, I is awesome gave you those blogs to read isn't being here great
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danyellalee Premium
Hey there,

Are you in Summit County Ohio? We live in Akron. :-) Isn't it nice to have some warmth finally?!

I have to block my time with purpose...this two hours, I will write. This twenty minutes, I'll respond to WA notices. This half hour, I will research my keywords. This few minutes I will look over today's Bootcamp training, so that I can know what I need to do with the other blocks of time I'll have today.

During all of that, everything else has to stay off...no Facebook, no emails, no phone, no TV. All of those are just distractions from accomplishing everything I need to do. (And they will suck you in! Especially Facebook or Pinterest! ;-)

But still, I feel frustrated and guilty that I'm not doing enough online....then frustrated and guilty that I'm not spending enough time with my kiddo, if I take a few minutes to write a blog while she's entertaining herself.

I think each day is a balance you need to redefine, but having set goals for your blocks of time and making sure you don't distract yourself helps you at least make progress each day. None of the "I'll just check my email to delete the junk really quick.....no you won't! You'll get sucked in! :-) (Speaking from Master-levels of experience here.)

Thanks for posting!
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Actually I am in Summit County, Colorado. You are right about being distracted about anything and everything. Nap time is usually time to do all the things that I can't get done when he is up and my other two are home from school. It sounds like a good idea to block time and plan exactly what I am going to do with it and actually do it.
Thanks for the advice.
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danyellalee Premium
Oh that's interesting. We've had nothing but gloomy, cold days with snow or rain for a couple weeks in Summit County, Ohio. Then yesterday we got some sun and alomst hit 50...today is bright and beautiful and mid- to upper 60's. It's *so* refreshing and wonderful!

Yeah, working from home is hard, because we have so many "jobs"--WA/online business stuff, housework, chef, kid stuff...it's really hard to not get called away by one or more of those things, and going to a coffeehouse to work isn't really an option with a little one in tow. I'm still working on figuring it out, but am getting better with my blocks of time. :-)
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wtbee2013 Premium
really in so cal i would be freezing in 50 and you have shorts and a tank top.lol
They are only 2 once if you can afford enjoy the money will come.
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I guess its just the state of mind! Its been in the teens the last couple of weeks so 50 is warm!
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wtbee2013 Premium
Brrrr LOL
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