Ditch the nine to five and begin living on your own terms
If you’ve grown tired of having to add an extra hour to both the beginning and the ending of your working day fighting through the traffic just to get there and then get home, then why not try living on your own terms? If you’re tired of spending loads on petrol every week on getting to and from work, why not work from home and cut the costs? Sick of having to get up early just to beat the bathroom rush? How does waiting for it to be free and still being able to start your working day on time sound? You can do all this by ditching the nine to five, and beginning to live on your terms.
Start your own business
Living on your own terms can mean a plethora of things; it can mean you start your own business, for example. But if you are still yet to think of that groundbreaking idea that will catapult you to the helm of the business world, then there is no need to worry: a few business ideas you can start from home include bookkeeping and virtual assistance. But you mustn’t let the lack of a traditional working environment fool you into a false sense of security: even though you’re at home you must work. At the same time, however, you must not let your work take over your life. You can be the perfect by creating boundaries and sticking to them. This could mean shutting the laptop down at certain points in the day and spending time with your kids and structuring your business hours carefully.
Control your own working hours
But living on your terms doesn’t just mean you have to enter the ‘mompreneurial’ world, and it doesn’t have to mean you stay at home all day. If you still pine for the interactivity of having a job where you work closely with others, then you could work in any number of organised ventures, whilst still retaining control of your working hours, such as home care franchise opportunities, that offer you the chance to become a live-in home care assistant and tend to those who the help the most. At the other end of the age spectrum, you could and become the Mary Poppins of your local area. This would allow you to have all the neighbour’s kids, make money, and still be able to sit down and have your midday coffee whilst watching Bargain Hunt (just make sure to keep an eye on the kids at some point). There is also the option of going farther afield — much farther afield, whilst still retaining a stable job. There is a whole world wide web of freelance opportunities out there that are just a click away that you could pick up and take anywhere in the whole world — as long as you have a device that connects to the internet, of course.
There is also always the chance that you’ll come in a great windfall via the lottery, but until that day comes, it’s probably best to try one of the options above!