Recently while reading another blog I had somewhat of an awaking…it talked about enjoying the now and not always trying to base your happiness in terms of the future. I will be happy when I find my dream house, dream guy, finish my degree or land that dream job! I have to admit that I have been guilty of this. I think I kind of lived with this mindset, constantly focusing on future goals and thinking that happiness will be found within these goals. Going through divorce, nearly losing my son when he got really sick, moving, changing career paths, my other son being diagnosed with Autism and going back to school have all been eventa in my life that have occured in the past year. I realized that life is short and not everyday is a guarantee so I have made a the choice to live in the now and be happy and content today, not tomorrow because we have no idea what that day will bring, but just appreciate the moment. I feel like I have gone through hell and back so just having some calmness, spending time with my kids, writing, working on my shop, my blog and website have all brought me so much joy. Happiness can’t be bought or sold, it comes from being content amd happy where you are right now and making time to do the things you enjoy. For me it’s writing, creating and helping orhers. With Thanksgiving coming up I am trying to focus on what I love, not on what I’ve lost. Hope you can find a way everyday to find some peace, calm and contentment. Make time to take a step back and enjoy the little things. Just having a cup of coffee and reading a magazine or listening to my boys play bring me happiness and peace. Try to embrace these little moments.
Looking for ways to make extra money? Here are some ways that I make money at home, with no out of pocket cost, and you can too.
Sell stuff. We all have stuff we don’t need or want right? Why not sell it? One persons junk is a another persons treasure. There are several ways you can do this….
(fees are a little high but still worth it) I’ve been using ebay for years. I once paid for our family vacation with just my ebay money) The key to ebay is take gretat pics, write an attention grabbing description and be a fast shipper. One thing I like about ebay is you have instant access to the cash when you make a sell through paypal
Do you have a knack for handi crafts? Do you sew, knit or paint? Why not sell your items on etsy? This is the ebay of handmade items. You can always find unique items in here and this is a very popular site.
Craigslist….I use this website all the time. Love it. You can buy or sell with no fees attached. Always check the free section on this website. Sometimes you can get something free that you can turn into cash. Have a knack for design? Re paint furniture and make a killing. People love unique items…the weirder the better. Make it your own.
Love to write? Start a blog, write an ebook, write article’s for magazines. Do freelance writing through freelancer.com, odesk or elance. You can also use these websites for other areas of freelance work. I have personally used these websites for freelance writing and virtual assisting assignments.
Lots of companies now hire work at home agents…some companies I know of 1(800) flowers, delta, united, west co.
Hope these tips help. More ideas to come