I’m back! This blog is up and running! I’m going to try and figure out how to import my other blog posts from before, but until then, ENJOY MY BUSINESS WISDOM!
To entertain you, here is a picture of my cat.
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I’m hopeful you will join me there.
I don’t vend outdoors in December.
In short, my husband told me he was sick of hearing it. He was sick of hearing how tired I am all the time. Sick of my constant complaint that I do everything and I’m so tired, and he just didn’t want to hear it.
I could have picked a fight about it. Instead, I decided I was sick of it, too.
I’m sick of being too tired to work. Sick of doing every damned thing. Sick of being sick of it, as well.
So I decided, this year, for our wedding anniversary, I would give my husband a gift that he a) didn’t expect and b) would truly appreciate and c) would be practical, helpful, and would make our lives better.
I stopped complaining about work.
Guess what happened?
Both of our lives are improved. I didn’t even tell him I did it. I didn’t tell him that was his gift, until our anniversary. At which point, he did notice that it had been a few weeks since he’d heard it from me.
I really don’t care if he appreciates it, because the side effect for me has been overwhelming. MY attitude and MY words have made MY life better. I no longer feel as worn out, exhausted, and dog-tired. Yes, I get fatigued–I am a human being. But the simple act of removing the complaint of it from my life has caused things to turn around.
I’m more productive more evenings.
I panic less.
My communication is clearer.
It took some concerted effort on my part, but I think this change is permanent. It’s very worth it.
What changes in attitude have you made, that improved your work life?
Have I done eBay yet? Well, don’t forget it exists. Sometimes crafters are just done, and want to get rid of their stash. EBay is still around, selling all sorts of craft items at a discount.
Also, try your local craigslist.