Freelance work is a great choice for a career change. If you are looking for a new way to make the most of your career path while staying true to your passion, freelancing is a clever way to make money doing something you genuinely love.
Choosing to quit your old job and go it alone is a bold and brave choice to make in life, and it can change the whole scope of your lifestyle for the better. Not only will you be able to avoid that terrible morning commute, but you will also be able to manage your freelance invoice in your own way and be your own boss. The freedom you will feel when working as a freelancer can be immense.
However, when working for yourself, there are always a few downsides. The main issue you will likely face when working for yourself stems from the fact that you aren’t being watched and monitored by a boss; delegating and motivating yourself to work can be the biggest challenge of all. This is why today we want to take a look at some of the handy ways you can break out of that slump and motivate yourself to get up and go.
Get up and go
Motivating yourself to work when you have no boss is one of the most challenging things you can do as an adult and it often is the reason why many give up working as a freelancer after a while. It is imperative as a freelancer that you motivate yourself to work hard because otherwise you won’t get paid. The best port of call when starting work in the morning whether it be writing, graphic design or something else, is to roll out of bed, make a cup of coffee and get straight to work before you have a chance to think about it. This will ensure that as you wake up your mind doesn’t wander and struggle to get going. If you get going before you have the chance to think it will be easier to get the work done.
Dress for success
One of the things which is amazing about working from home and for yourself is the fact that you don’t have to get dressed and put on uncomfortable heels. Getting ready for work in the morning is always a big challenge and it often involves a hasty messy bun and a quick coat of concealer before running out of the door. However, when you work at home there is no reason to not wear pyjamas all day. However, if you are struggling to get into that work mindset each day it is worth trying to find this mindset by dressing in something smart. Dressing up in your regular work gear can be a great way for you to make the most of your wardrobe but it should also make you feel more awake and ready to be productive.
Make a schedule
Time management might be a little bit more of a challenge for you if you are working from home because you will likely have a much more flexible working day. However, it is always important to bear in mind a schedule for the day because it will keep you on track and also ensure you get all of your tasks done. You can either use an app or spreadsheet to make a loose timetable for yourself each day, or you can use a pen and paper and draw a table to stick on your wall. Make sure that you stick to your schedule no matter what because it will ensure that you never fall far behind on an important task.
Get out of the house
When you work from home, it is the ideal chance for you to get some peace and quiet and work in a setting you find comfortable. However, being at home instantly will make you feel more relaxed than you did before and it might even cause you to do no work on some days of the week and instead carry out housework. Working for yourself is a real task and the best way to do this might actually be to pick yourself up and walk out of the house with your laptop. You can visit the park, library or a local cafe and this will place you in a setting where you are instinctively more focused and ready to work hard.
Using these tips we hope you are able to motivate yourself this week to get up and go, working towards your successful future.