Do’s & Dont’s of Working From Home

Do’s & Dont’s of Working From Home

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For those of us that live and work at home finding a balance can be very tough. It can take years to get into a proper work/home life rhythm and without being very strict on yourself it can take even longer.

I’ve been working at home for coming up on 3 years now, after getting in a car accident of December 2016 and migraines became constant, I was able to work and do my job from home. My day job is in a call centre, so I work in my in home office taking customer calls daily.

Over the years I’ve found things that do and don’t work for me, so I figured I would share them below.

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The Do’s:

  • Set up your home office to be as comfortable as possible. If you prefer lots of sunshine, or plants, make sure that your setup is functional and comfy for you.
  • Ensure everyone in your household respects your work hours. While my schedule is set for me, and I have bosses to answer to throughout the day, you may not. If your self employed then you must set out specific work hours, and let everyone know when you will be unavailable.
  • MEAL PREP! I still live off meal prepping even working at home. It’s not like you can run out and grab some lunch so make sure your fridge is stocked with healthy, easy to grab snacks and meals. I’m a snacker so I just make sure to have lots of fruits and veggies, crackers, cheese, etc type of snacks on hand.

The Dont’s:

  • Don’t forget to shower every day. It can be hard to feel like you “have” to as its not like you’re out sweating or doing a physically taxing job.
  • Don’t let others interrupt you when you’re working. I have a hard time staying on task, my ability to focus has deteriorated a lot since my car accident and it becomes very stressful and overwhelming for me if my mind gets away by a distraction.
  • Don’t sleep in, or have any reason to be late. It’s literally the worst thing if you work at home and are late for work. Set alarms, write start times down, just don’t be late!
  • Don’t drink too much caffeine. I’m the worst for this as I have a tendency to overdo it, but I’m trying. I’ve purchased half-caf coffees to try and consciously cut back.

I hope these tips were helpful to you, and that you can make your work from home job the best it can be. Those of us that can work from home are extremely lucky to do so, and its important that we take care of ourselves and our time.

XO, Erin
Erin@glitzandgf.com

 

 

 

Summer Heatwave outfit

Summer Heatwave outfit

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When searching for the perfect Summer Outfit, a blazer is an absolute must. If you’re anything like me ( cough cough, auto-immune disease fun!)  my body temperature changes all the time. Layers are my friend. So finding the perfect outfit for warm days was easy to find thanks to Dynamite!

I found this beautiful Black Floral Blazer on the sale rack at Dynamite.
Online, it seems they only have the white one in stock– but it is still just as beautiful and at a great price as well!
https://www.dynamiteclothing.com/ca/soft-curved-hem-blazer/p/prod2860029.product

My super cute White Jeans are from American Eagle, To be honest, they are “leggings” aka the most comfortable and trendy thing to possibly be worn!
www.ae.com/women-ae-ne-x-t-level-jegging-sparkle-white/web/s-prod/0431_1283_117?cm=sCA-cCAD&catId=cat20116 ​

On my wrist I am sporting a BellaBeat Urban Leaf – it helps track my steps, workouts, stress levels, period, as well as helps remind me to meditate every day! Its a really cute accessory, yet also doubling as super functional.
webshop.bellabeat.com/collections/urban-collection

And last but not least. The holy grail of comfortable sandals. Skechers Canada really nails the shoe game in terms of comfort in my opinion. These “Meditation- Studio Kicks”  are super comfortable. The sole is created with Memory Foam and the straps are stretchy material that makes working these in a breeze. They actually don’t have to be worn in at all because of how these were crafted.
www.skechers.com/en-ca/style/38615/meditation-studio-kicks/blk

Comment below with your favourite styles for summer!


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End of Summer Florals

End of Summer Florals

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PictureCan you believe the summer is almost over already? With just a few weeks left to prepare for Back-To-School (EEK!) the heat is finally letting up, and we’re experiencing some cooler evenings. Beach days are being soaked up by everyone, and taking in the last moments of Summer Bliss are to be had by all.

I got this cute skirt from SheIn, and at only $11 not only is it it Budget Friendly, but also the perfect skirt to wear at the beach! I love the bright colours, and tropical print. It’s also extremely light weight, and has frontal buttons so its easy to get on and off quickly at the beach when you’re swimming!

Click here to purchase this skirt. Shein is a really awesome site full of trendy pieces that are budget friendly. Something I really love about them is that they are right on par with todays ever changing fashion trends, but also not “cheap” quality as one may expect given the price point.

What are your end of Summer plans? A few more cottage trips? Maybe some Back-To-School shopping & meal prepping? Whatever it may be, enjoy these last few weeks!

XO, Erin

Photo courtesy of Jennie Jones Photography