Learn By Experience: 5 Great Things I Learned Working From Home

by Fransic verso
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Learn by experience: Things I learned working from home. Today I want to talk about self-development, and I’m aiming for a low-key post.

My goal with today’s post is not to spend a lot of effort on it, but I do it anyway.

However, it will be my first time writing something like this, from my experience. Things that will help you when working from home.

As you keep reading, you will learn more about these and how they can help you because they helped me a lot to make my journey more accessible.

And I wish I had known these things before as well. If I knew it when I started blogging and did. Things would’ve been different. It’s not too late for you as well.

Keep reading to know about them, and share it with others if you find it helpful.

Learn by experience: Things I learned working from home.

I wanted to take time and spend less effort on my posts, but it seems impossible, lol. Anyway, I’m glad to share with you today’s post. Something that is fresh and only finds it on this blog. I’m sharing these from my experience and what I learned.

So, buckle up, and let’s go on this ride to learn about things. Of course, it has some good benefits as well. And I’m going to mention them below to help you understand why I wanted to write and share these things with you.

I want to start talking about this topic because working from home means a lot of things. You could be blogging, a content creator on social media, and many more things.

However, what I will mention below are general and no matter what wrong or things you do.

So, don’t take yourself off the list thinking it won’t be helpful to you. It would still be beneficial for you. Please keep reading to know more about each as well, because I will explain.

What are the benefits of these things?

  1. Help you to make life easier for you
  2. Avoid losing your health by working from home
  3. Ensure you are doing well at your job
  4. Improve your working-at-home routine

There are a lot of benefits, but these are some of the main and very important. I’m sure some of you already feel how important from just to read the list above.

A lot of people who are working from home will understand. However, it’s a different work and requires task management for each one.

You would still have the same things, especially when you find someone with the same niche or type of work.

Learn by experience in the title indicates that these things are learned by experience. And I’m sure many people already have some excellent knowledge.

If you want to share something you got that is not on the list. Don’t hesitate to join and share what’s on your mind. This is a place for us to learn and improve; therefore, if you have something to add, it could help. That would be great, and we always appreciate it.

1. It’s not easy to maintain work when adding one more task to the list

Alright, I’m going to start with one of the recent ones. Something that I learned by experience. No one told me about it, although I searched extensively.

Maintaining the workflow and progress won’t be easy if you add one more task.

I will explain it more for you to understand what I mean and how it comes. This is something I learn from experience. And also the benefit of avoiding doing it.

I’m sure many of us nowadays have a list of tasks, which is the best way to go about your day. Things always will be organized, and you will do a great job growing.

However, if you are used to doing a set of tasks and adding one more charge.

It won’t be easy for you to maintain it like you used to. This wouldn’t be good whether you have a long list of tasks or little. But you would be affected the most when you have a long list.

The more you make the lists, your body will be programmed to do that. Later, when you add a new task, even if it’s only one.

Things will change, and you will need to spend more time and effort and use your mind more. Therefore, I highly recommend that you be careful and make sure.

2. Always make sure you get all the necessary vitamins for your body

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Working from home, you might feel comfortable and don’t need anything. Sometimes we tend to forget about a lot of things regarding our health.

Well, that’s at least what happened to me. And I started feeling weaker, and whenever I got sick, it would take longer than before. That is due to my weak immune system.

So, I decided to ensure that I have all the essential vitamins and everything daily.

You don’t have to eat a lot, but you can take as little as one a day each—for example, one banana and the same for anything.

This way, you save for a more extended period and ensure you have it. It’s something that I like to do when it comes to eating fruits or any vitamins. I will take two a day if I have a lot of each item.

But you are not taking too much because that is unhealthy, you know.

My partner always says bananas help me to focus on work more. And I didn’t know that before, although I eat a lot of them every week.

Later I searched to confirm which was true. It allows us to focus more, but in my case would be my work, haha.

Suppose you have other things, such as studies. Maybe before the exam when you get to school. You can take a banana if you can’t finish studying and focusing.

3. Never waste time doing something wrong for a long time

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This is something that I learned the hard way. And I genuinely don’t want to see anyone doing it. Wasting the time to do something, but it’s in the wrong way. Well, you might ask how I know.

There are many ways to do that; one is doing research.

Asking for a friend and maybe in a community if possible. You will have to figure it out, and if you have negative results, don’t keep trying based on your thoughts.

There are a lot of books and tips on the internet. It’s enough to help you avoid doing things in the wrong way. Even if it’s something that never happens to someone.

Maybe with a friend or any way possible could help to stop wasting time. Because you will regret it when you know it’s not the right way.

Sometimes, we learn by experience, but you don’t have to do it. We did, and it’s good.

A quote about time that I like is…

WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IS A MASTERPIECE. I DON’T WANT TO WASTE MY TIME. I AM TIRED OF EXPERIMENTS. ~ NATALIA MAKAROVA.

Another one is decision is also something we need to be careful of. Please don’t waste time making the wrong decision when you can know more about it.

Although you might choose the wrong decision, please don’t rush the process and ensure you do whatever it takes to make the right decision.

4. Track time the whole day to not skip a minute

Next, this is also very important. It helps you to make sure not to waste time. When you work from home, you tend to be distracted. Maybe not paying attention to focusing on working.

Sometimes we forget about time, and time flies by fast these days. However, I highly recommend tracking the time. This is something that I learned the hard way, and I had a bad experience with this.

We all learn by experiencing many things, but if we ignore them. That would be for nothing, and you keep doing what you do.

Even though it’s not good for you or the work, working from home can be fun, and that would make the time fly so fast since you are enjoying it.

It could be positive, but it also has some opposing sides. It is so, balancing by working and tracking the time.

I mentioned not skipping a minute because it will fly fast if you don’t track time. But it’s impossible to miss a minute if you think of it literally.

Also, every minute is crucial since we are working from home. And we need to make sure that we don’t have water time. Learn by experience if you want, but it could save you time if you start doing it.

Be aware of the time and how much you spend. Where your time goes and what you spend it on. Those are also part of tracking time along with watching the clock.

5. When to start working matters, even for working from home

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Something that I learned after a long time. I’m not sure whether or not you know about this, but the time to start working matters a lot.

If you are working in the office for a company, it’s essential to be on time. Don’t be late; each work has a schedule to start and end. Since it is work from home, we are responsible for that.

However, we need to be on time and know when the best time to start is. Make sure to stick to it as well.

Every business or blog has its own time, but no matter what, I highly recommend valuing time and ensuring to start early.

Always be on time, even if you have a work-from-home job and are the boss of that work.

Learn from your mistakes

Mistakes are inevitable; they are a natural part of life and personal growth. However, it is crucial to approach your errors with a constructive mindset, viewing them as valuable learning opportunities rather than reasons for self-criticism.

The first step in learning from your mistakes is acknowledging them.

Resist the temptation to make excuses or shift blame; take responsibility for your actions and accept that you made an error. This honest self-assessment sets the stage for personal growth.

Once you have acknowledged your mistake, take time to understand why it happened.

What factors contributed to the error? Was it a lack of knowledge, a lapse in judgment, or external circumstances beyond your control? Identifying the root cause of your mistake allows you to address it effectively and prevent similar errors in the future.

The next step is to identify the lessons you can learn from your mistakes.

What valuable insights did you gain from the experience? How can you apply these lessons to make better decisions in the future? Reflecting on these lessons reinforces your learning and helps you grow as an individual.

Finally, use your newfound knowledge to develop a plan to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

This plan should outline specific actions you will take to address the root cause of the mistake and mitigate the risk of repeating it.

By proactively taking steps to prevent future errors, you demonstrate your commitment to personal growth and continuous improvement.

Embrace your experiences

Embracing your experiences is a crucial step in the learning process. It involves reflecting on both your successes and failures and extracting valuable lessons from each. When you embrace your experiences, you open yourself up to personal and professional growth.

Reflecting on your experiences allows you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your strengths, and areas for improvement. Take time to ponder over your actions, decisions, and outcomes.

Ask yourself what went well, what could have been done differently, and why certain outcomes occurred. This process of introspection helps you identify patterns, develop self-awareness, and make informed choices in the future.

Seeking feedback from others can provide you with valuable insights and perspectives that you might have missed.

Ask colleagues, mentors, or friends to share their observations and suggestions. Constructive feedback can help you identify blind spots, recognize areas for improvement, and gain a fresh perspective on your experiences.

Documenting your experiences is a powerful way to preserve your learnings and refer back to them in the future.

Keep a journal, create digital notes, or use any method that works for you to record your thoughts, feelings, and key takeaways from each experience.

This practice allows you to track your progress, identify trends, and draw connections between different experiences over time.

Embracing your experiences, both positive and negative, is essential for continuous learning and growth.

By reflecting, seeking feedback, and documenting your experiences, you transform them into valuable assets that shape your personal and professional development.

Leverage your wins

In the realm of personal and professional development, leveraging your wins is a powerful strategy for continuous improvement and growth.

By acknowledging your strengths and the skills that contributed to your successes, you gain valuable insights into your capabilities.

Reflect on the specific strategies and techniques that led to positive outcomes, paying close attention to the decision-making processes that resulted in favorable results.

Understanding the factors that contribute to success empowers you to replicate them in future endeavors, setting the stage for even greater achievements.

  • Documenting your wins and accomplishments is a practice that yields rich rewards.

    It serves as a treasure trove of inspiration and motivation, providing a tangible record of your journey toward success.

    Capture these milestones, whether they involve overcoming challenges, achieving significant milestones, or surpassing expectations, in a journal, digital file, or portfolio.

    Regularly revisit these documented successes to bolster your confidence, remind yourself of your capabilities, and fuel your drive to reach even higher.
  • Additionally, sharing your wins with your team, colleagues, or mentors is a powerful act that not only acknowledges your hard work but also fosters a positive and collaborative work environment.

    Celebrating your achievements encourages others to strive for excellence, inspiring them to learn from your experiences and replicate your successes.

    When you share your wins, you create a culture of continuous learning and improvement within your organization, where everyone is motivated to reach their full potential.
  • Learning from experience extends beyond analyzing mistakes; it also involves embracing your wins.

    By understanding the factors that contribute to your success, you gain valuable insights that can be leveraged to achieve even greater heights.

    Acknowledge your strengths, reflect on your successes, and share your achievements with others. In doing so, you set the stage for continuous personal and professional growth, unlocking a world of possibilities and realizing your full potential.

Conclusion of Learn by experience: Things I learned to work from home

Learn by experience: Things I learned working from home

Thank you so much for reading this and sharing what I learned through experience. Hopefully, you will find them helpful if you are working from home. And I explained more about each one. This way, you understand more about it.

What are your thoughts on these things? Do you have something you want to add to the list with something that hasn’t been mentioned yet? Let us know in the comment which could help others who read the words.

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60 comments

Anonymous November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

Great tips for working from home. Although I still balance a full time job and blogging, I hope one day to begin working only at home. Thanks for sharing!

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Christine Weis November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

There are so many perks working from home. I would love to be able to work from home.

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Cinny November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

I like working at home sometimes. It lets me snack when I can and get some other work done too!

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Anonymous November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

I can totally relate with this post! One thing I would add besides learning when to start, learn when to stop.

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Beth November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

One of my favorite tips here is trackign the entire day. Before I started doing that, I routinely felt like I was missing time. Really, I was just getting sidetracked.

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Isa A November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

I liked how it has been for you. I totally agree with the every minute counts if it's from home. Because you can't work the whole day and if other tasks are pushed within then you can find yourself working from morning to night. This is one challenge to manage. Otherwise I also prefer a work from home routine. Xx
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Lisa's Notebook November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

Tracking time is soooooo important, you need to do it every day! If I miss a day, I find it really hard to remember what I've done, which is really important for billable time as a freelancer :)

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Belinda Bennett November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

Great post! I worked from home for six years. It turned out that working for myself wasn't the golden bullet I'd hoped it would be. Instead of having one boss, I ended up with loads of them – my clients. I also worked longer hours – sometimes up to 14 a day. Sitting on my sofa, staring at a laptop didn't do my health any good at all. Now I work partly from home, still for myself, and party out of the home. My health has improved no end and I've got more energy. The thing that I would encourage anyone working from home to do is get out and exercise. Take a screen break and go for a walk or run.

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Nyxie November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

Great post! As someone who spends a bit of time working from home – I know how daunting it can be! You see the pile of laundry, so you go and do that. Then you add something else to the list. It never stops growing!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:13 am

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:14 am

Wow, that's awesome. We definitely need to take care of our health.

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:15 am

Right? We definitely need to do it every day. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:16 am

Thank you so much. Yeah, we need to be careful and pay attention to time.

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:17 am

Omg I feel you on that. It happened to me as well

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:18 am

Yeah, we need to make sure get something from those both. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:19 am

That's awesome, my favorite always to eat banana when I feel distracted. Thank you for reading

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:21 am

True, we need to know when to stop. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:23 am

The freedom working at home is good. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 12:24 am

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Her Digital Coffee November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

Taking care of your health and making sure you're getting your vitamins is so important. I also love bananas and it's a great tip to bring some with you on the go!

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Vanessa November 8, 2022 - 11:34 pm

I've been working from home for years, and it was definitely a learning curve. You have to give it some time and really learn from your successes and setbacks.

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Em November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

I can't say I relate to this post because I don't work from home, but I can definitely apply some of these things to my own worklife! For example, I definitely don't think I track my time enough and plan every minute when I really should! Thanks for sharing!
Em

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Danwil Reyes November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Nice! Thank you for sharing this.

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Ntensibe Edgar November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Nnniiiccceeeee…."When to start working matters even for working from home". Without this discipline, you just might work yourself to sleep!

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Subarna November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Tracking time is very important. Until and unless we track our time we don't even realize how much time we waste in unnecessary things. And then only we need to learn time management. Great tips by you.

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Gail Is This Mutton? November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Interesting perspective. I always had a very long commute so in both my last jobs, I worked from home 2-3 days a week. During the pandemic it was 5 days a week. Two things I learnt: time management. I am an early riser so after exercise I'd start work at 8.30. But I often had to work until 7pm because I had Zoom meetings with the US. I had to learn to stop feeling guilty about declining unimportant meetings. Second thing was the need to find ways to engage with people outside my work circle. Otherwise you don't have a profile with key people, and can't progress new ideas.

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Anonymous November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Great writing! This is quite informative for those of us that work from home!

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Biljana Katanovich November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Great post, so straight to the point. I absolutely agree with you. Work – life balance is critical when it comes to our mental well-being.

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Unwanted Life November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

I generally learn by doing and by experience as well. One thing I've learned from working from home is that you can lose focus quite easily

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Stephanie November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

I learned a lot of the same things working from home. I make sure to get an early start, exercise in the morning, and also get dressed and ready for the day instead of staying in pjs as it makes me more productive.

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:31 pm

That's awesome and indeed we learn a lot the more we keep working. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:32 pm

True, we can lose it quickly and need to stay focused. Thank you for sharing your thought!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:33 pm

Yeah, it's very important. Thank you so much for your lovely words and feedback.

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:34 pm

I appreciate you for your feedback. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:35 pm

I agree with you that time management is very important. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:37 pm

Right? haha it seem easy but we end up regretting it. Sometimes make us tired or ruin our schedule.

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:38 pm

Yeah, I appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:40 pm

Wow, that's amazing. I would say you got better experience haha. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:41 pm

Right? hahah it's not good if we are not disciplined. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:41 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your feedback!

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Fransic Verso November 9, 2022 - 10:42 pm

I see, well, that's good you can apply it to your worklife. Thank you for reading!

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Katherine McLee November 9, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Great post! Completely agree, especially with people adding "just one more thing" onto a to-do list. I'm so guilty of this! I'm a full time blogger which comes with its own challenges as it can be easy to think you can fit so much more into a day than is actually possible!

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Neely November 10, 2022 - 10:56 pm

Getting vitamins is so important! Especially this time of year!

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Anonymous November 10, 2022 - 10:56 pm

I've been working online for about 7 yrs now. Love it by the way. Agree with your points and thanks for the new ideas.

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Anonymous November 10, 2022 - 10:56 pm

Working from home is the new normal for many employees. Wish I was granted the privilege of working from home during the pandemic. I prefer face-to-face interaction. Working from home requires alot of adjustments, and greater time management amidst the distractions. But Interesting perspective. Kevin Foodie http://www.food-explora.com

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Fransic Verso November 10, 2022 - 10:59 pm

Yeah, I hope you will reach to that and enjoy the life you want.

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Fransic Verso November 10, 2022 - 11:01 pm

Wow, that's a long time. Hope you will enjoy more of the coming years.

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Fransic Verso November 10, 2022 - 11:02 pm

Yeah, it's very important to keep our health and balance everything.

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thathappyreader November 11, 2022 - 10:20 pm

As a nurse I never had the opportunity to work from home but I did a lot of my university education doing self-directed work from home. You’ve brought up some very important issues and addressed them well Fransic.

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Mummy Conquering Anxiety November 11, 2022 - 10:20 pm

The vitamins one for me is a good one. Also drinking enough water, which I sometimes forget to do!

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Anonymous November 11, 2022 - 10:20 pm

Tracking time is most important to me personally. Great analysis in general. Working from home is the best for me Lyosha

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Lady In Read November 11, 2022 - 10:20 pm

definitely need to learn to not spend too much time doing things the wrong way or the hard way when we can do them smartly :) and taking care of health is the most important for sure

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Fransic Verso November 11, 2022 - 10:35 pm

Yeah, no more time for keep doing the same mistake for a while. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 11, 2022 - 10:37 pm

That's good, it's very important to me as well. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 11, 2022 - 10:38 pm

Drinking water is also very important. Thank you for your feedback!

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Fransic Verso November 11, 2022 - 10:40 pm

Ah, that's unfortunate, but still nice you did self directed work.

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Fransic Verso November 13, 2022 - 12:39 am

True, we need to make sure that we know how to balance!

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Eva Petruzziello November 13, 2022 - 12:15 am

I love working from home, but it can be very isolating too.

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Simona ~ The Grumpy Olive November 14, 2022 - 10:35 pm

These are great tips Fransic, I have to agree that I had to learn how to deal with the work from home deal when I first started and it wasn't easy at all. Thank you for sharing these x

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Fransic Verso November 14, 2022 - 10:51 pm

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I appreciate you reading

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