Who else lives with the Black Dog?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by FatBoyCrash, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Kevin67

    Kevin67 Plonker

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    Another small tip is to dress for work as if you had to leave the house. The transition from tracky dacks and uggies to trousers and shirt (or whatever dress is normal for your line of work) makes a difference to your state of mind.
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  2. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Yep, I spent 16 months working from home or at an office.
    The working from home, I needed to set up a proper office area with in my 'shed' area, a proper desk
    I stuck to the timetable where I had worked for the last 12 years (start by 08:00, 15min smoko at 10:00, 45min lunch from 12:00, afternoon smoko at 15:00 for 15 and finish at 16:30, at least no earlier.
    It was hard sometimes due to connectivity, but I did it.
    application and dedication and think of the $ you are bringing in. I had to do a time sheet and couldnt falsify and so had to work the hours
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  3. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    When I work out what we're doing I'll let the 'boss' know - she's still doing the brickwork and paving but doesn't want to play with the slate we picked up last week !
    Been working from home for last 2 1/2 yrs, bloody lousey pay, hard work - only break is when it rains - then a bit short of that lately too,
    Been looking for government subsidies but I'm the wrong bloke - in the wrong place - from the wrong place - and the tan isn't fooling anyone !
    Guess have to apply my talents elsewhere ! heard there's an opening for a cadet jorno out Bourke way - nah suntan won't cut it out there either !
    Cheers
    Baza
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  4. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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    I worked from home for many years and had my routine.
    Get up at 6:30am...shower...dress for work, jeans, shoes shirt etc...have brekky and then go in to my home office and start work..10:00am smoko...12:30pm lunch..I always left the house and went for a walk to refresh my head space during lunch...1:30 back at it...3:00pm smoko...only 15 minutes then through till 5:00pm...
    I think the secret is using the home office like a work space and getting out of you house clothes and in to work style clothes..make an effort not to be as you would be on your days off..
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  5. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Good points and I've been trying to do most of the things suggested. I do have a casual work uniform I wear but maybe try my formal uniform. My office is set up well and I have set my time to work, starting at 10 finish by 3 never had a job I had any breaks, well except for the occasional smoke.

    My main issue is in my head, I have always been a high achiever in my trade but have lost the spark I once had. To be honest if I didn't have a business partner and an investor (who is an old mentor of mine) I would not still be doing it.

    My meds are helping with my depression and mania but have left me feeling numb and without motivation.

    Sorry if this comes across as a whinge just really struggling at the moment. I maybe putting to much pressure on myself to get results and need to settle down.

    [​IMG]
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  6. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    On a positive note, just sold some shares in the company to my business partner. After clearing out some debts I had enough to buy a new bike so the wife and I can ride together (the DR really isn't much fun 2 up)

    So it's not all doom and gloom

    [​IMG]
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  7. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    I didn't say how grateful I am for all your suggestions and will try to implement them into my daily schedule. Cheers
  8. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Ah yes, work clothes and not work clothes. For 12 years i mostly wore king gee kahki shirts, like the tradies wear.
    Comfortable, plain pockets in the right places. Same for trousers.
    This became my work 'uniform' and sets the tine for work.
    It also means that i dont wear my clothes at work and so when i do go out, i am getting dreased to go out.
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  9. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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    Great Gareth that you have setup your home office well....
    Funny you mention high achiever, these days when I work I just want to go to work and do my job...if someone sees that as High Achiever then great but I am glad to be off that merry-go-round...

    I went back to work after 2 years off and found it difficlut to conform the the corporate standards, over the first 3 months the tie went, then the suit trousers turned in to black jeans, then the jacket turned casual and then the shoes turned in to boots..felt very liberating and like I was in control of what I did...worked for me.
    Next time I return to work I hope I can follow the same path.
  10. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    No work clothes for the work office... The whole joy of it is wearing jocks and socks or tracky dacks!
    Video calls mean I chuck a nice shirt on and remain seated hahaha.
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    Out6ack Whale Rider

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  12. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Some of you bloke really havent worked out this home office gig have you..

    Taken just now

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  13. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Actually to be fair heres a different view

    First and foremost I support my 2 girls who are on the ASD spectrum ..now 17 and 21 and doing real well ...but its been a very long and emotional road...

    But my love is the stockmarkets, world futures all that stuff.

    Used to be a farmer ...been MrMum forever ..never actually worked for anybody.

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  14. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    drinking that coffee right now :D
  15. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Try and stay out of the office but this bloody thing keeps sucking me in
    Back to exercise soon - laying 14kg blocks along the driveway !
    Cheers
    Baza
  16. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    From the last few posts, I think I have just noticed / observed something.
    I am wondering if those of us that post here, at times are overwhelmed by something / what we should be doing and so have a concentration problem?

    OR

    Another thing I have observed about myself at times, is that I will do the easiest thing I can - doing something - but the easiest.
    Is it easier to read a book, or look at ADV?

    (I think postulating is a word to use)
  17. Chef Gareth

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    I had never heard the word postulating so I looked it up in the dictionary. I still have no idea what it means lol
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  18. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    !I think 'postulating' is a cousin to 'procrastinating' - well that's what I reckon anyway !!!
    Nope - got that wrong -
    postulating = thing claimed, demand, require etc
    procrastinating = defer action, be dilatory etc
    Well, that's my useless contribution for today !!
    Cheers
    Baza
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  19. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Third anniversary of the wife's passing...
    What a whirl wind of highs and lows since then but still here... Day of thoughts while busy out in the bush firewood cutting with current lady...
    (yes she swings a mean chainsaw)
  20. Canary

    Canary Been here awhile

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    Knowing her, I don't doubt that John :D
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