It can be difficult to stay motivated with work during the holidays, and Easter is no exception!
There are many perks for running your own business, however one main downside is that you can’t “turn off” as easily as those who are employed by someone else. But that’s ok!
Working through the holidays – even minimal amounts of work – doesn’t have to be a laborious task. That’s why we’ve compiled our tips for keeping you motivated and on track, this long weekend.
So, grab yourself some yummy chocolate and read on!
Remember why you started this journey
Chances are you headed down the path of self-employment because of the freedom it affords you. The same freedom applies for long weekends.
While you may not be able to switch off your phone or email completely you can choose when and where you want to work. Headed away with the family? Toss your laptop in and connect up remotely.
It’s a good idea to take a moment to reflect during the holiday seasons. Remind yourself why you started this journey and the luxuries, like extra time with your family, that it affords you.
Take breaks (often)
It’s no fun being chained to your desk when everyone around you is having Easter egg hunts or seeing family. For this very reason, we advocate taking breaks every single day! Running your own business doesn’t mean you should miss out on the good things in life.
Spend time with family
Like the point above. Make sure you spend time with your family and friends. It’s amazing how much more motivated you can feel after spending time with loved ones.
Set daily goals / limits
Another great way of staying on track and motivated during the holidays is to set yourself daily goals and limits of what you want to achieve.
You can do this by prioritising your to do lists. Or setting time limits for work.
Make sure you keep these as realistic as possible. You don’t want to be the person who neglects work for days on end only to have to pull several all-nighters to get back on track. In the same regard, you don’t want to be known as the person constantly working.
Aim for balance and everyone wins!
Do you have a trick for staying motivated during the holidays? Tell us about it in the comment section.