Last week, a DailyWorth member asked:
"Once school starts, for the first time in eight years, I will have 9am to 3pm
to call my own. Inspire me with possibilities." ~ Susan G.
How exciting for you — a chunk of time to call your own. Here are a few possibilities:
Meditate. Spend fifteen minutes a day meditating. Relax. Close your eyes. Breathe slowly. Start your day peaceful and calm, not frazzled and disoriented.
Have coffee with neighbor WAHMs. Find fellow work-at-home moms in your hood and organize a coffee gathering to discuss your emerging careers. There's nothing like human contact to inspire creativity and productity.
Manage your net worth. You know your credit score, but do you know your net worth? Figure out what you have and then learn more about how to grow it.
Tweet tweet. Join Twitter to find other mothers who have just re-entered the brave, new world of free time. Still perplexed by the Twitter phenomenon? You are not alone. Here's a guide to help you get started.
Teach a class. Nothing says expert on a resume like "teacher." Cooking, web design, quilting, refinishing furniture, growing vegetables, flower arranging — teach whatever you love and are good at.
- Become a day trader. You want to do your own investing, but don’t know where to start. Begin by taking a class, such as the online classes at Morningstar.com’s Investing Classroom. Supplement any class you take with respected books and Websites. Follow the stock market closely; pay attention to the companies that interest you. When you feel like you know enough to be dangerous -- take a calculated risk, a little at a time, until you find your feet. With plenty of practice, education and a little caution, you’ll end up a day trader.
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