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Editor’s Note by Helene Malmsio
Well, well, Happy New Year 2021 to you!
My apologies for being MIA so far this year, but its been super busy, and I think we have all been a bit weary with Covid19 decreasing, increasing, decreasing in waves... businesses open, shut, open, shut. It feels so transitory, nothing is stable and orderly any more.
Each month this year I've been faced with writing this ezine for you all, and each month I was tired, overwhelmed and often demotivated, simply because there is so little feedback received from readers about what they like or don't like about Power Tips. Ten years ago I had so much contact with subscribers telling me what they thought, and thanking me for the info, but that is a rarity in recent years.
Its a ton of work, I like to put all the content online so that it can be read in your email box, I dislike being forced to click on links all over the place to read the full content in emails. But I know that others don't like receiving
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Its been a rugged 18 months for everyone world wide. Anyway, I just needed some time-out to try and heal from my hip/arthritis/RA/bursitis/CFS etc becoming overwhelming when I was unable to access therapy treatments for 2020, I'm paying for it this year. Big relief to finally get help now.
There was a lot to ponder when I reviewed how 2020 went, and what I look forward to being, doing, having, creating, sharing, teaching, in 2021.
The year went much better for me than most people, but my income took a pounding that I've been able to cope with so far, but another 12 months of it will be extreme. I spent the past 18 months really building my Work at Home income streams and increasing my Online Business via my book
Times like these have really highlighted how important it is to always have more than one income stream, not just one job, or one online business, or MLM, or whatever brings your income home.
Always, always, have at least 4 different sources of income. Whether that means scouting garage sales for stuff you can sell on eBay or at markets, whether it means publishing books on Amazon/Lulu, or being an affiliate marketer, or delivering a professional service from your home office... always make sure you are never reliant on one sole source of income.
No matter how well paid or secure that job seems right now, it can be gone in a flash, from a multitude of reasons.
This pandemic could never have been included in anyone's Business Plan, so only the most flexible businesses that could turn on a dime, have survived it.
And the trend for Working from Home has definitely become a long-term option for many employees from
here on, so you need to be efficient and effective if you want to be able to convince your boss to continue letting you work from home.
I realized that I needed to improve my efficiency by spending less time on social networking platforms! I used to only go there to post marketing/SEO links back to my product pages and website content I was promoting, but realize now that I had begun to spend HOURS on FB trying to catch up on News and world events and touching base with friends. Not good!
So, I think we can all benefit from reviewing our Work At Home activities and get some tips from the report this month.
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"Shutting Out Distractions When Working from Home"
Working from home can be a rewarding experience. You can eliminate the income ceiling, save money, and be able to have more time for yourself and your family.
But, one of the major downsides to working from home are the many distractions you’ll face. You need to know how to deal with those.
Social media is a huge waste of time if you’re not engaging in work tasks. That’s because you think you’re going to just pop in for a second and you end up staying for a lot longer than you thought you would.
What happens when you end up spending too much time on social media is it causes you to develop an attitude of procrastination acceptance. You blow off work because you tell yourself you’ll get to it later.
But what you’ll face is the excitement of something always being new and interesting on social media and work usually isn’t. So it’s easy to give in to the temptation to stick around on
social media a while longer.
Then the next thing you know, not only have you lost time, but you’ve lost the productivity spirit. You end up feeling apathetic toward whatever you’d planned to do.
With Facebook, not only is there your own profile or page to post on, but there are plenty of others that will sidetrack you.
A friend posts a funny meme, so you take the time to respond. Then you notice a video that you just have to watch, so you do that, too. After that, you see a conversation on there that you’d like to join.
You go back and forth with others talking and having a good time as the minutes and hours whittle away at your day.
YouTube is where your attention span goes to die. There are so many videos that appeal to a wide range of interests.
It’s easy to fall down the black hole of this social media site because one video leads to the next and even auto plays for you! On Pinterest, there are
so many pretty images and so much information.
There are recipes and things to buy. There are beautiful landscapes and romantic ideas and information about saving money or losing weight. These things all grab and hold your attention.
With Twitter, it’s easy to think you can hop on, catch up on the Tweets, then hop back off.
But this site sucks you in - not just with the good stuff going around, but also because it makes you get caught up in whatever drama is going on.
Whatever good intentions you have when you’re going to be on social media for a “quick second” always go out the window. These sites are designed to hook you in and keep you there.
When that happens, you end up blowing off work projects. That doesn’t mean you have to stay off social media.
But if you know that it’s a problem for you, use them wisely. You can do that by deciding why you’re on the site.
If it’s for
networking, research or work purposes, then do go on there, but only during your scheduled social media time.
If you find it difficult to leave, use a countdown timer app that will kick you off the site once it’s outside of your scheduled time.
Save the scrolling and browsing for no specific reason for when you complete your work and use it as a reward. That way, you won’t get behind on work. The posts and videos and comments will always be there later in the day.
Friends and Family
Your friends and family love you and as soon as you start working from home, they get excited at the thought of you being more accessible when they want to spend time with you. And nowadays people expect you to drop everything and talk / video / skype / etc online whenever it suits them.
This can be a big issue because it’s hard to say no to the people that you care about. But it can cause you to get behind on work
projects, and it can make you feel pressured and stressed.
The reason that family and friends behave this way is because their lives don’t necessarily look like yours. They may have more free time.
When they’re home, they’re not working, so they don’t get that when you’re at home, you’re not just relaxing on the sofa watching whatever is on television.
You might experience the friend who needs help with something like an errand or she wants you to babysit her kids so she can run errands on her own. Or, you have the friend who drops by just to chat or have a cup of coffee.
Relatives might show up unannounced. They might want you to go out to eat with them or go do an activity together.
Though your friends and family may be well meaning, you have to understand that your priorities aren’t the same.
So they’re not going to act like they’re on board with your priorities when you’re working.
Usually though, it’s just because they don’t understand. They don’t know what’s required of you with working from home.
It’s up to you to make sure that they understand. This is where it can get a little tricky because you want to be careful not to let any frustration or stress you feel spill over onto the relationship.
But you do have to speak up. Doing this is crucial to your ability to work at home as well as keeping the peace with family and friends. It’s always best to set boundaries for family and friends right from the start.
You can simply give them your schedule and tell them that those are the hours you’re not available for phone calls, drop-ins or anything that’s not an emergency.
Maybe you didn’t do that in the beginning, so now you’re having to deal with distractions from people used to you being available.
The best way to nip this in the bud is to be honest. Tell them that when you get distracted from
work, it’s more difficult for you to get back in the flow.
Let them know that when you take an unscheduled break from work, it can throw you behind in your projects and you have to end up working late.
Make it a policy that you don’t answer your phone during working hours from family or friends. But if you do choose to answer, and discover that it’s not something urgent, you can tell the person that you’ll need to call them back later.
When you play an online game on your computer or smart phone, what you gain from that can be several different things. Playing a game gives you a way to chill and lets you take a break from the pressures of whatever work you do.
Plus, it can help you leave behind the stress that might exist in a romantic relationship or between family members. Life can weigh on you and playing a game is a harmless way of letting off some steam.
But only if the game
doesn’t have you hooked. That’s the problem with playing a game on any of your devices. You can get addicted.
These games can become what you turn to for help dealing with work problems, life problems, health problems, boredom and more.
They make your real life stresses faded away in light of the fun world you can turn to. What happens when you turn to a video game for any reason is that they can cause you to forget about everything.
They can make you blow off time, people, and work projects. It’s more fun to beat a difficult level, gain coins or gems.
Many games have built in chats, cheerful backgrounds, fun music and offer you ways to level up so that you can challenge yourself every time you play.
You’re not alone with your desire to play games. Millions of people feel the same way and the gaming industry boasts a revenue of well over 130 billion. Almost half of that amount comes from mobile games.
The draw is the excitement. You get to look forward to something. There’s a reason behind this. When you play a game, you get a boost of dopamine. This chemical makes you feel good.
You get happy, and that’s always appealing. But the problem is that you can get so immersed in the world of gaming that your real life starts to suffer. This happens when you set aside work to play a game.
You might start the game with the intention of only playing for a few minutes because you need a break. But the next thing that you know hours have passed.
The game is addictive and you think if you can just play a few more minutes, you can beat that level, you can match those puzzles and you can win.
When you work from home, this is a distraction that you’ll have to really be on your guard about. It’s too easy to turn to your favorite game for just a few minutes and end up killing your productivity.
This can put
you behind schedule and you’ll be forced to either rush to make up, give up time off that you wanted to spend relaxing, or cut out spending time with family and friends in order to catch up.
I used to get pulled in by the simplest "no thinking" games like Solitaire (and Tetris way back when!) which I would turn on as a relaxation treat after working on the computer, only to lose many hours.
My personal solution was to ensure that every time I got a new computer I immediately deleted every Game it had loaded on it!!! And I once got into a scrabble online game that took up way too much of my time, so nowadays I never, ever, get sucked into the games offered on platforms etc.
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Working from home has so many perks. One of these is being able to eat at home whenever it’s time to grab a snack.
But this is also one of the easiest ways to engage in mindless eating, which can be a form of distraction.
When your kitchen is handy, grabbing a bite to eat can become a habit that you use to not deal with something. For example, when you’re working on a project and you’re tired, it can be easy to go get a snack because you think that’ll perk you up.
Or, you can do it because you’re procrastinating. People do this because they’re bored, because they don’t feel comfortable about the project they need to work on, or they just don’t feel like working at all.
You can combat this habit by not keeping a lot of the snacks that you know are your weakness on hand. If you like to buy large boxes or packs of snacks, then separate them out into portion sizes so you’re not tempted to eat
Never keep snacks at your desk or work station. This makes it too easy to give in to mindless eating and the next thing you know, it’s 9:00 A.M. and you’re already snacking.
Just because the kitchen is nearby doesn’t mean that you can frequent it without consequences to your health and productivity level.
It’s important that you learn how to take a break for a snack only when it’s time to get a planned snack.
Don’t just eat to eat. You’ll gain weight and that can cause you to develop health problems over time. But you also want to make sure that you do take these breaks and not skip them.
It can be easy to get caught up in whatever project that you’re working on. The next thing you know several hours have gone by and you’re starting to feel weak. Make the time to schedule a lunch break, too.
Stick to regular meal schedules and routines! A regular lunch break can help prevent mindless
eating. You’ll also need to make sure that you’re eating a normal portion size. Because with a regular lunch break, you won’t push your hunger to the point where you feel like you’re starving.
Take a break away from your desk to care for your body. When you’ve spent hours in one position at your desk working without a break, that’s not good for you. Take the time to get up and do something physical.
These breaks will help to keep you from becoming sedentary, which can lead to weight gain and health issues, too. When you take a break, make sure that you move.
The physical activity not only helps your productivity by improving concentration when you return to work, but it also helps to give you a health boost.
So when it’s time for your break, do a quick 10 minute yoga routine or go for a walk. Spend a few moments dancing to music, cleaning something or playing with your pet - whatever gets you up and
Working from home affords you the ability to create your own schedule. You can work in the morning, the afternoon, the evenings, weekends - whenever you like. You can work when you want to work and take time off when you want to.
However, it can be easy to let distractions rule your schedule if you’re not careful. Streaming video is a big time waster when it comes to working from home.
When the latest season of your favorite show drops on Netflix, the temptation to get in front of the television or laptop and put work aside can be great.
You might tell yourself that you’re only going to watch half a show during your break. Then you get into the show and tell yourself you’ll only watch the first episode.
The next thing you know, you’ve binged half a season or even the entire season because you’re invested in the characters and want to know what’s going to happen.
Any streaming service like Hulu or Amazon Prime can make it so easy to have access to the entertainment that you love. And because they’re available on your mobile phone, just leaving the house won’t prevent you from tapping into this distraction
Since Disney streaming is now widely available, this can add to the temptation to binge watch. You can find so much great entertainment on all of these streaming services. The problem is that it’s way too easy to avoid working when you’re streaming.
When you watch a show or a movie, it causes you to relax and submerse yourself into that world. It makes it more difficult for you to get back on track because the real world can’t compare to the entertainment that’s brought you to by a streaming service.
The key to not allowing this type of distraction to take over your work life is to have some self control and boundaries, which is easier said than done.
someone who finds it too hard to have self control with streaming video, then you can download an app that can block access to the service.
This block can last for an appointed time to allow you to be able to get your work done without the distraction. For example, you could block access to the streaming service for your entire work schedule.
Plus, if you do want to use one of these services as a break or treat, then set an app timer to boot you off the service at a scheduled time. It’s okay to use a streaming service as a way for you to relax.
But you’ll want to make certain that you’ve accomplished your work goals first. Have a schedule of what you need to get done before you let watching something on a streaming service be your reward.
Everyone has some form of distraction that works as their Achille’s heel in life. For some, it’s sheer relaxation, for others, it’s getting wrapped up in entertainment or eating –
anything to break up the boredom of work.
Consider allowing yourself ample time to engage in whatever you find soothing, but not to the point where it cripples your productivity or harms your momentum.
This will only serve to add to the heavy load of work you have to do later, increase your stress and detract from your personal satisfaction.
I personally enjoy having a show or movie playing in the background while I'm working, on the computer or the TV, that I don't need to SEE to follow the plot. That way I can continue working on my computer, but still be entertained by what I hear going on, and once in a while I can take a break and actually WATCH it for a few minutes. I find that most shows don't require your eyeballs to enjoy them.
I hope you found some useful tips here for keeping yourself from being distracted too much when you work from home. For many employees it will become the office environment of the future,
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1. Have a fixed sleep schedule
Work consumes our lives and bringing your work home and working into the wee hours of the night has become a way of life for millions.
If they’re not working, they’re trying to burn the candles at both ends by getting their fix of social media or binge watching TV shows.
There is a fear of missing out, and it has reached a stage there’s even an acronym for it – FOMO.
One of the best habits you can have is to go to bed at the same time daily and wake up at the same time. Once you ingrain this habit in your life, you’ll look and feel much better, rather than feeling drained and stretched thin.
2. Reduce your sugar and salt intake
Sugar and salt cause a plethora of health problems when consumed in excess. The high fructose corn syrup in processed foods lead to obesity and excess salt in your food will cause hypertension.
Avoid artificial sweeteners too. Just by reducing your intake of these
two ingredients, your health will improve by leaps and bounds.
3. Stretch daily
Sitting at a desk for hours a day in a kyphotic position will cause muscle tension and stress. Practice stretching your body for 15 to 20 minutes a day. If you do yoga, that’s an excellent way to become limber.
Initially, it will seem like a struggle. But as the days go by, you’ll ease into it and feel your muscles relax and your body will have a sense of lightness.
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"4 Common Signs of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)"
It’s common for those born in the 70s and 80s to look back and think, “Ahh… life was so much simpler back then.”This nostalgic reminiscing may actually contain a kernel of truth if we stopped to look at the millions of people suffering from FOMO. This informal abbreviation refers to the ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ which is a very real fear that so many people have without even realizing it.
With the advent of technology, the proliferation of mobile devices and the constant barrage of social media notifications – one is ‘wired’ into life almost every waking moment of their existence.
Just look around and you’ll see countless people with their faces glued to their mobile phone screens, oblivious to their surroundings as they go about their daily activities. This scene would have been unseemly in the past, but has become the norm now.
* So, what is FOMO?
When you have FOMO, you’re
constantly trying to get the most out of the day. You’ll sacrifice sleep to spend more time on social media. You’ll always feel the need to do more, be more and get more.
This may seem good if one is looking at it from a self-help perspective… but very often, a person with FOMO is usually engaged in non-productive, busy work that neither elevates their mind nor their life.
They’re not going anywhere, but they can’t wait to get there.
* Signs of FOMO
If you notice that you or someone you know is displaying the signs below, you can be almost certain that you/they have FOMO:
1. Constantly on social media
Since social media is designed to keep you hooked, you’ll be getting a mild dopamine hit every time you check your notifications. Likes, ‘thumbs ups’, comments, etc. are all little hits of ‘validation’ that keep you glued to the platform.
You don’t want to leave because there are always new posts
popping up, and others who have FOMO will be online too, and you’ll be able to engage with them easily and incessantly.
By putting your phone aside, it’s almost as if your world has come to a standstill and you’ve left the ‘party’ - and you’re missing out. Definite FOMO!
2. Trying to do as much as possible
A candle that burns brighter because it’s burning at both ends often burns out faster. We live in a world where motivational gurus often preach philosophies of ‘hustling’ and ‘grinding’.
As a result, many people feel like they have to do more all the time just to get ahead in life. They fear that taking a break for any reason means that they’re losing out and delaying success.
So, now we have stressed out people with frazzled nerves who don’t want to waste a minute while in their pursuit of success – another sign of FOMO.
3. The need to constantly be on the go
This is a very obvious sign. If
someone has to update their social media with photos of their food, or ‘check in’ to whichever location they’re at, or post all their thoughts and feelings on their Facebook wall – chances are high that they have FOMO.
The need to be seen by others is a secret need to feel significant. It’s also a desire for validation. This can be seen on Instagram where people blatantly share glamorous lifestyle photos in an attempt to appear successful. This too is a disguised sign of FOMO.
If you’re constantly on your phone (hooked on updates and quickly updating your social media every time you sneeze), you have FOMO. If you reach for your phone several times an hour, you have FOMO.
If you’re photographing and/or video recording everything (to post on social media) instead of enjoying the moment… yes, you have FOMO written all over you.
4. The need to see it all
There’s a reason Netflix posts all the episodes for a TV show at one go. Not
only does it give people the opportunity to binge watch and spend more time on Netflix… but it also appeals to people who have FOMO and can’t bear to miss a single episode. It also keeps them on the platform for as long as possible.
Gone are the days when people would wait an entire week to watch the next episode of MacGyver or The A-Team. Now, it’s all instant and dumped in front of you all at once. Gorge as you please… with a side of FOMO.
If one hates staying home alone and spending time in quiet, they probably have FOMO. They may try to fill the time with unnecessary activities.
They may want to meet friends at social events – and will feel terribly left out, if not invited. The need to be a part of everything will have them constantly stressed out.In a nutshell, they have a serious case of FOMO.
Now that you know the signs, you can tell if you have a fear of missing out. The good news is that unlike herpes or diabetes, FOMO can be cured
A quick Google search for ‘tips to overcome FOMO’ will give you a list of practices you can adopt and apply to end this pesky problem.
The sooner you overcome this fear, the better. Like the saying goes, “Quiet the mind and the soul will speak” – and you’ll discover true joy and inner peace.
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Apart from all that, I made serious attempts at getting my new container garden patio set up with my fruit trees and vegetables. But the weather was so erratic I still have seedlings from September not yet decided if they will grow into plants yet, still waiting for Summer to arrive! Seriously, 3cm / 1" seedlings 8 months old!!!
So I'm even more grateful than usual for the handfuls of blueberries, raspberries, and the mandarins I'm
about to pick off the tree, and looking forward to my lemons. There was a smattering of tomatoes, spinach, lots of lettuces and herbs, and radishes, but the apricots and peaches and figs were all stolen before I could pick them. Zucchinis and pumpkins are still dithering about, not fruiting yet like so many other seedlings that seemed confused about the seasons.
But I'm persevering with getting hot houses set up and good container environments so that I will always have a supply of home grown organic foods available to me. In times like the shortages during Covid19 this can become crucial, as we learned the hard way. Now I just need to work out how to 'grow' toilet paper supplies - LOL.
Throughout the past year and a half of isolation I've continued to work very hard at building my income streams, creating many new artwork paperbacks for papercraft hobby market, as well as publishing some more selfhelp books. And that income has been crucial to
me in replacing the lost rental income from my Studio flat (which is still vacant 12 months later).
Maintaining a few income streams is key to surviving times like these. I have affiliate marketing income, book publishing income, PLR article packs store, craft products I make and sell at Markets and on eBay, and usually I have a rental income as well. As I said earlier, having at least 4 income streams is crucial to staying afloat when one or more evaporate on you.
And I've managed to create the ideal mix of profitable activities, all giving me personal pleasure and satisfaction... artistically creative, self help coaching & training, Hobby crafting, and being a Work at Home entrepreneur and home-maker.
I hope that you have managed to create a mix of revenue options for yourself so that you are never 100% reliant on
only one way to get the money to pay your bills. If you haven't, keep looking, experiment some, play with some of your hobby/interests to see if they can be monetized, get creative in your thinking and you will find many ways to become less reliant on only one $ source.
I'll soon be creating my 2022 Planners, but there are still plenty of '21 and Perpetual planners available on Amazon if you need one.
There are new #selfhelpbooks here for Workplace Solutions for Women in Charge:
Business Leadership - Becoming Management Material & Building Better Teams
Business Leadership - Win With Essential Communication Skills & Business Etiquette
Getting Organized with Less Stress and More Time!
Successfully Apply The Law Of Attraction In Business
The series of Junk Journal signatures in no-sew paperback format have proved to be very popular, thank goodness. And since then I've created a series of books specifically for cutting out images to glue onto your papercrafts.
I selected certain colourways for each pad/book, eg: red/blue/green/pink/purple/yellow/orange and then went into themes of vintage scraps and created three book pads of Vintage Photo and collaged tags and cards done for you to just cut out and use.
And the latest two books are Country Diary inspired with illustrations and text like Edith Holden, but based around the Seasons and filled with written Nature themed Reflections for selfgrowth and gratitude by the reader.
The latest Vol 2 is a version with a two page spread on each sheet so that they can just be cut and folded, ready to insert into your #JunkJournal signature. Such fun!
I'm so grateful for the lovely people who choose to get my books, it inspires me and motivates me to keep creating and working hard!
Check out my profiles for more in the series of paperback and kindle books I have published:
These simple inspirational 365 Dated Page a Day
Journal Planners with a famous quotes to the top of each page are proving to be very popular.
So, if you like to have a daily inspiration this book is for you. The pages can be used for long journals every day, or be split up into Line-a-day multi-year journal on each page.
And don't forget about my gorgeous Tarot Reading Journals in a whole series of different themes! You will find a design and theme that is perfect gift for everyone who loves this!
And once again, thank you so very, very much to everyone who has invested in one of my books... I really appreciate your trust, and know that you will love the book!
And p.s. Any reviews posted on Amazon and Lulu would be hugely appreciated as well!!
Do get yourself a beautiful and inspiring Diary or Planner. Yes, like one of the ones I have designed for you. They work. They make you happy. Use them. Click HERE
or on the banner images above, as I keep adding new designs every few days... and if you have the time, please do tell me what you would like to see included, so that I can meet your requirements!
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Have a Laugh!
Things to Remember:
We cannot see the future. We cannot change the past. We can only live in the now with an eye towards gaining enough power in the future to wreak revenge on everyone who ever screwed us in the past.
Dreaming frees the soul, energizes the spirit and allows you to do things that would get your ass thrown in jail if you really tried them.
To truly love another, you must first love yourself. And itwouldn't kill you to wash your hands in between either.
A little bit of love goes a long way in our lives. It can provide us with higher highs and lower lows. But, if it comes with a persistent burning sensation, see your physician.
If Life hands you lemons today, smile and give thanks. Then when Life isn't looking, give him a quick knee to the groin. That'll learn him.
They say a smile is a gift which is free to the giver andprecious to the recipient. But giving the finger
is free, too, and I find it more personal and sincere.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"
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