If your “get up and go” has got up and gone, here are a few suggestions to get your mojo back.
1. Stop Procrastinating
Chances are you might not be in the mood when you start, but you will gradually relax into a groove and get on with your to-do list. No matter how badly the work comes out, such as a new blog post, you have something you can edit and improve. Procrastinating will not gain you anything.
2. Don’t Try to Be “Perfect”
Many business owners overwhelm themselves by thinking everything they do has to be perfect. It doesn’t. It just has to get done. Do your best, of course, spellcheck your work and make sure you have said what you really mean and will not offend anyone before you hit the Send button. But otherwise, doing your best is better than doing nothing at all.
3. Avoid Overwhelm
A lot of people struggle to get their workday started because they are so overwhelmed that they literally have no idea where to start – and so they don’t do anything. If this is the case, it’s time for an honest assessment of what you are spending your time on each day. Consider outsourcing some of these jobs to affordable freelancers. But until you find the right helper/s, just pick anything from your to-do list and just do it.
4. Outsource Tasks That Drag You Down
There are always going to be tasks you love doing and look forward to each day. Chances are you are good at them, they are interesting, and you are proud of your work. Then there are the tasks that are dull, boring and you hate them. There are millions of freelancers online who can take these tasks off your plate so you can happily spend your time doing the things you love.
5. Manage Your Time Better
One reason you might feel unmotivated is that you’re spending so many hours on your business, but don’t seem to be getting the results you were hoping for. There might be a couple of reasons for this. One is that your hours are really not as productive as you think they are. Create a spreadsheet to track typical work days. Every 15 minutes, write down what you have accomplished. Then see how much of your work sessions can be spent on things that really grow your business.
6. Reward Yourself
Give yourself a little treat at the end of each task you complete. It could be a break, a nice hot cup of coffee, or five minutes of watching funny videos online – just don’t get carried away.