Are you in the “work from home” industry? Yes? Then you know how hard it can be to get all the work done and, at the same time, to do everything for your loved ones.
You work almost 24/7 and still feel like you should do so much more… There are days when you don’t even get out of the house just to keep up with your work. Your family is waiting for you to come and, at least eat with them – but you’re working on your computer. You feel sad about that, well knowing that you have to do the work because the monthly bills are coming. You feel discouraged because the results you expected to achieve fast, just don’t show up yet. And you don’t really know how to make your family understand why you’re spending so many hours working for nothing – as they often say. But, remember:
So, the questions what come up next are where to get the strength from to go on with your work and what to do to have some more spare time. For sure, you’ve already heard about all that “self-help stuff ” out there but you’ve never found the time to learn more about it. Here is your chance to do that right now. Because, believe it or not, it’s time for you to change some of your habits and learn how to motivate yourself to get accomplished more in less time.
Here is a curated article I’ve found very useful to motivate myself again and I think it could help you too with self-motivation:
“Working from home can be dangerous to your levels of self-motivation. It can be very easy to lose the motivation without someone looking over your shoulder, as there is no one there to make sure you do the work. There are some very easy self motivation tips that you can follow to help you keep up with your workload.
Here are the top tips to follow for motivating yourself:
Write down your goals
Always know what you’re aiming for; knowing what your goals are for the short-, mid- and long-term is among the best self motivation tips.Having realistic goals here is the key to self-motivation. Achieving your goals is very important to your own self-motivation.
The lack of rewards, such as bonuses or a day off, can also be a problem. A regular office job can offer these to hard working people, but it may be more difficult if you run your own business. To counteract this, reward yourself for a particularly hard day’s work or solving a difficult problem.
The reward can be as simple as watching a new or favourite film, or even just taking a walk in the park; it does not have to cost a lot of money.
Plan a daily schedule
This can be difficult task in itself, especially if the tasks differ from day to day. In this case it is important to prioritise the most important tasks each day. Each task you have set yourself must also be completed before you allow yourself to move onto the next task of the day.
Always make sure you finish the task you are occupied with before moving on to the next in your schedule, as this will help you cope much better with your workload.”
So, what do you think about the 3 tips? Would it be worth to give them a try? Rest assured, it would. Those little tips helped lots of people get back on track again, people just like you and I. And, if you need someone to hold you accountable as your coach, I’m just a click away.