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Full Time, All the Time

with Britt Reints

Forget the 9 to 5; the demands of a working mom aren’t limited by a time clock. Full Time, All the Time is a blog about balancing the many roles of a modern woman - and maintaining your wellbeing while doing it. I am a writer, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and sometimes volunteer living in Pittsburgh. Oh, and I think you look pretty today.

You can also find Britt on Twitter and at InPursuitOfHappiness.net.

How to Jumpstart Your Day (And How Not To)

Categories: working from home, working mobile, working mom

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Morning coffee...more like hot chocolate.Some people naturally leap out of bed in the morning, practically racing the sun to see who can be up first. And that’s wonderful for them. Me? Not so much. Although I’m generally more creative and productive in the mornings than the afternoons, it takes a little coaxing to get my engine running. There are a few things I’ve found that help - and a few things that make getting going even harder.
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How to survive a business trip – and what “survival” looks like on the road

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holy grail of business travelI travel several times a year for work. Fortunately, most of these trips are the fun kind (conferences with people I like or press tours of beautiful vacation destinations) instead of the soul-sucking variety (business meetings in airport hotels). However, even fun business travel can take a toll on your body, your mental well being, and - ironically - your work.

When I first began doing a lot of business travel, I would almost always end my trips exhausted and facing a mountain of deadlines and unanswered email. I planned poorly, didn’t manage my workload well when I was mobile, and didn’t take proper care of myself.

Now, of course, I have all the answers. Well, I have learned a couple of things at least.
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Evernote Hello app makes collecting business cards smarter

Categories: office life, the new office, working mobile

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I’m not the world’s greatest networker. I love hearing people’s stories and asking about their work, but I habitually forget to carry business cards and I’m not very good at explaining what I do. I do, however, accept business cards when they’re given to me. In the past, I’ve wondered if that was a futile activity, but I’ve discovered an app that promises to make collecting cards more useful.
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I need to kick the laptop out of bed

Categories: balance, the new office, working mobile

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As I type this, I’m sitting in the middle of my bed in our RV. I’m wearing the black leggings and tank top I put on underneath a black wrap dress when I got dressed in at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco two days ago. That outfit was cute, but two days of working from my bed later and, well, the smell is more of a concern than the appearance.
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Societal rule I can’t break: the work week

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When I first moved into an RV and began working from the road, I had a long list of freedoms I was going to enjoy. At the top of the list was the ability to work (and not work) whenever I wanted.

I imagined spending Mondays at the beach and Saturday afternoons writing. I was going to be a timetable rebel, free from society’s antiquated rules about when we should and should not be working. Who says, after all, that we are more productive on Wednesdays than on Saturdays? Who decided that the hours between 9 am and 5pm would be set aside for working? "Who says?" I demanded with anti-establishment indignation.

Henry Ford said.
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My financial reasons for getting healthy this year

Categories: balance, working mobile, working mom

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I asked my friends on Facebook to recommend a cleanse to start my 2012 off Gwyneth style.

I made a vision board that focused on health as a pathway to happiness.

I wrote about embracing the end of the year as a time to step back and relax, to regroup instead of moving forward.

So really, it’s my own fault that I spent about three weeks battling a combination of viruses I now refer to as the Iowa Plague. I basically asked to be knocked on my proverbial butt, forced to let work and my usual end-of-month organizing slide. My colon, I assure you, is cleansed.
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I need to do it all - before noon

Categories: balance, the juggle, working mobile, working mom

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One of the things I appreciate about my lifestyle - that of a digital nomad who lives and works on the road full time - is that I am pretty much the boss of everything. I decide when I’ll work, play, and sleep. I pick which projects I’ll work on and which I’ll turn down. I get to choose whether I’ll accept or negotiate deadlines. I eat breakfast at noon if I want and have no consequences for spending the entire day in my pajamas. As you might imagine, it takes a fair amount of self discipline to keep this train on the tracks, what with no one waiting to tell me what to do.

I tend to keep that train moving by focusing first on activities that pay me. Specifically, I start my day with the highest paying tasks and move on down the list according to dollar amount and proximity of deadline. This perfectly sounds logical, yes?

Unfortunately, no one pays me to brush my teeth.
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Staying connected without an office

Categories: office life, the new office, working mobile

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I’m reading about Secret Santa drawings and office holiday parties, and I admit to being a little jealous. Yes, I get to roll out of bed at 9:30 in the morning. No, my lunch isn’t going to mysteriously disappear from the fridge. But working outside of the typical office environments also means I don’t have face to face interactions with co-workers. Ever.

I am by nature an autonomous worker, a trait that makes the mobile lifestyle a good fit for me, but occasionally I miss lunches with colleagues. I don’t miss meetings, necessarily, but I do miss having someone in my field readily available for brainstorming and feedback. My husband and children don’t make the best sounding boards for questions on marketing or target demographics.
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