Being an entrepreneur is an incredible opportunity, one that has stretched and grown me in SO many ways! However, if you’re anything like me, you can find that it’s challenging to stay motivated with the work you have to accomplish…it’s easy to find yourself bored and discouraged, wondering how you got to this point and how you can get back to the excitement you first experienced when starting off in the entrepreneur world.
One of the biggest changes I have had to make in my mindset as an entrepreneur is the separation from my business and my home. I LOVE that I can work my job while being at home investing in my family, but there are some specific boundaries I need to set up for myself in order to stay motivated and to keep my work from becoming stale. I will be sharing a few of those tips with you now!
Set up specific hours of the day for working. Take some time to sit down and work through your daily schedule. Decide which hours of the day will be dedicated specifically to your work and which hours of the day will be for family, friends, and home. I find that this has really helped me in staying focused and on task.
Create a designated work space in your home. I know it is way more relaxing to plop on the couch or chill in bed while plugging away at work on your laptop, but those cozy environments make it much easier to get distracted and to lose focus. Instead, set aside a quiet area of your home and make it your office. Have fun with this area, decorate it, invest in a desk and comfy office chair, make it pretty, relaxing, and a focused place to work! Having your own personal business space can REALLY help in upping your excitement as an entrepreneur!
Don’t stress out. I think we all know being our own boss can up the stress levels! Obviously there is much to accomplish each day, but don’t let your work consume you. If you’re feeling weighed down and overwhelmed by work, then add some time for self-care to your daily schedule. Get out of the house, pamper yourself for an hour or so, take the time you need to bring yourself back to a calm and positive place of thinking. Don’t let stress steal the love and excitement you have for your job!
I hope some of these tips can be helpful for you!
Yes, entrepreneurship is hard work, but it’s also so rewarding and empowering! Stay positive, stay motivated, stay grateful for all you’ve accomplished and all the amazing things you are going to do.
Have a fabulous week!