How I stay Motivated While Working from Home

I know it sounds amazing to be able to be your own boss and work from home, and it really is, but it can also be challenging to stay motivated. It is so easy to get distracted, take too long breaks, or come up with excuses of why you should do anything else, but work. Trust me, I have days where I don’t feel like it, especially when the sun is shinning and I much rather would be outside. But when these days arrive, I’ll remind myself that my business deserves to be treated just like any other business out there. If I am completely honest, I had many more days where I felt unmotivated when I worked for someone else. The difference was that I didn’t have a choice, I had to meet up at work, or I would get fired. Yet now business can run itself, so if I dont show up for mine, I may as well start looking for something else. To avoid this from happening, I have created a few guidelines for myself that I use to stay motivated and on track that I now want to share for anyone in a similar situation as me:

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  1. Treat it like a business and show up at the same time every day.

  2. Set your alarm clock a couple of hours prior to “signing in” and do your morning routine. For me this involves meditation, visualization, affirmations, movement and breakfast.

  3. Always remind yourself why you do what you do, and be clear on your mission statement.

  4. Take a shower and get dressed as if you were going to any other job.

  5. Make a daily plan that is achievable, dont overdue your list. Focus on one task at a time

  6. Schedule in breaks, and put away your work while you have them.

  7. Be honest with yourself and find out how and when you work best. Do you prefer working day time and take the evening off, or are you more of a split shift kind of person?

  8. Schedule in your off time, and spend it doing something you enjoy to fill your cup up.

  9. Ask yourself: If not this, then what?

  10. Try to have fun, change up how you do things, and find that fire inside you that lead you to going solo in the first place.