Whether we like to admit it not, we all have them… You know, those days where the couch has your name plastered all over it, and its voice drowns out all your good intentions. But there are deadlines for clients and deadlines you’ve set for yourself so you have to keep going no matter what.
At the risk of sounding whiny, it’s hard to stay motivated when you work at home all by yourself. The couch calls, its siren song promising rest, relaxation, and your favorite talk shows if only you’ll just stop what you’re doing and come hang out for awhile. And it’s so easy to give in, until you remember that you work for yourself, and if you don’t get the work done you don’t get paid, and then the bills don’t get paid, and you don’t get to eat the rest of the week. And I’ve been there, so no couch for me… this time.
So in case you haven’t already figured it out, I will readily admit that I suck at self-motivation. But I’ve also had to work hard to overcome and have figured out a few ways to keep myself working when I’d really rather be on the couch with a good book.
So here, in infographic form are my 8 favorite tips for motivating yourself when you really need to.