“Askew” (poetry / poem)

We live in an odd, topsy turvy age,

The digital revolution takes centre stage,

Horizontally, some people work from their homes,

Then sleep standing up, as their tiredness shows.

When work and play are in your own residence,

Bad habits can form, or self negligence,

Set boundaries, so the two don’t overlap,

First plug those holes, then recline in the bath.

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Many of us who have the privilege of working at home, have at some point got a little too comfortable with our environment, especially those of us who are self employed. Getting into lazy routines, like rocking your pyjamas as much as is humanly possible, or sleeping for more than we probably should!

Motivation can become quite a challenge if you let too much slip by the wayside. It is important to set parameters for yourself, to keep yourself in check, as it’s not much fun playing catch up on a huge workload.

Remember, our decisions, actions and inaction all have consequences, we have to be clear in our mind about what we expect from ourself, and also fight for our leisure time. When we don’t take control of our work obligations, they can often end up controlling our lives, and regularly ruin best laid plans.

This is never more true than when your workload is appointment based. There should be acceptable times for appointments, as well as times that all work must be completed by. This allows you to have time for fun, entertainment, relaxing, socialising, and winding down before bed.

It’s wiser to proactively maintain a balance that works for you, than face the stressful alternative.

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for around two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have two books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Confront The Shadows". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared here, after which, why not grab a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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