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Staying Motivated When You Work at Home

Posted By Community Editor, Friday, January 8, 2016
Updated: Monday, March 21, 2016

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You’re finally living the dream and working at home, but what happens when you hit a slump and are challenged by procrastination?  Staying motivated is one the most important must-dos when working at home and it helps ensure that you can stay productive throughout your entire work day. We realize that sometimes it’s easier said than done, so here are some great tips on how to stay motivated and productive when you work at home:

1. Structure your obstacles and turn them into opportunities

There are days when you definitely feel stuck and everything seems to be going from bad to worse. We’ve all been there, but studies have shown that successful people usually focus on achievements rather than simply looking to avoid failure. Motivated people can find great satisfaction when they overcome difficult tasks. So stop avoiding failure and living in fear of making mistakes. Mistakes are simply lessons to be learned.  When you get stuck on a challenging problem or situation, reframe it as an opportunity to thrive.

2. Declare and remember your goals

 When we are working, we are usually moving towards achieving a specific goal. Whether it is a personal or a professional one, stay focused and remember that it’s all about action, whatever you do that drives you closer to where you really want to be. Remind yourself of how lucky you are, getting to work from home, closer to your family and avoiding so many things that create headaches for a lot of people.  It’s always a good idea to have either pictures of your family, your goals or things that inspire you for you to look at them easily whenever you need a friendly reminder of what you are working for.

3. Take a short break

During any given workday a lot can happen. Sometimes we can get overwhelmed by situations that are out of our control and that is where breaks can be quite useful. Taking a 5 minute walk, grabbing a cup of coffee or eating a snack can do wonders for your overall productivity. Once you do something relaxing you can come back to the task at hand with a clear head and rededicate yourself to completing what’s in front of you.

It’s not rocket science people! By taking these 3 easy steps you can go a long way on achieving your daily, weekly or even yearly goals.  Find out more at WAHspace.com – free to join now! 

 

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Rita Brennan says...
Posted Friday, January 15, 2016
With my 15+ years of being self-employed and working at my home office, I can attest to these above listed directives for being self-motivated. In order to truly be successful in this type of work environment, it is of the utmost importance to stay focused on your established goals. Constantly press forward to reach for the sky with your business!
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