I’ve been self-employed now for about six years. Before that, I had an office job, pretty much 9 to 5, although usually in before 9 and not out until well after 5.
Now, you know how we Brits like to talk about the weather.
Well I remember two things that used to frustrate me a lot in my office job.
- It seemed like, whenever there was any sunshine, it was during the week, and when the weekend came along, it was raining.
- In the winter – it felt like I never saw daylight. I would drive to work in the dark and go into the office. Then when I’d finished, I would come out of the office, and drive home in the dark. As far as I was concerned, the sun had not even bothered to come up during the day.
Since I become self-employed (find out more here), and also since I started on this program of self-development, my views have changed. and they’ve changed in two different ways.
Firstly, I don’t worry now about things that I cannot control. That sounds really blase, and it’s probably not entirely true, but I try not to worry about things that I cannot control. The weather is one of those, and the times of the sunrise and sunset is another.
One of my favourite phrases that comes to mind is “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes”
As a result, I don’t really mind if it is dry and bright during the week, and pouring with rain at the weekend.
Now I accept that is a selfish point of view. My daughter recently helped out in a school fair, with lots of stalls and games outside to raise money for the school. it was on a Saturday, and if it had been pouring down, then there would have been a lot of disappointed people there.
But from a personal point of view, I don’t worry about that now.
Secondly, and this is the point that I really want to get across – as I now work for myself, I can take advantage of the sunshine WHENEVER it is. If it is sunny on Monday and I want to have a picnic by the river, I can do it. I don’t have to ask my boss for a day off.
If it is pouring down with rain on Saturday, and I want to work on Saturday, I can do that too. I don’t need to ask the boss if there’s any overtime going.
So if you are sick of wet weekends, and dark winter afternoons, there is an alternative!
To get more sunshine yourself, take a look at My Business, and see if you’d like to join me!
Bye for now