5 Ways To Re-motivate Yourself

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The life of the freelancer can be overwhelming. So much so that we can temporarily lose sight of why we do what we do. Sometimes we need to just stop, take a breath and clear out the cobwebs...

 

 

 

 

 

1. Spend an afternoon without any devices

This can be quite freeing. When there are no distractions from social media notifications etc so your mind is free to focus what's important.  Pack a bottle of water and find somewhere with lots of green and take a walk. Even better if you have a dog.

 

2.  Create a YouTube playlist of empowering and motivational videos

These can give you an opportunity to look at your business from a different perspective, maybe spark an idea that you might not have thought of otherwise.

Have it on in the background while you go about your day at home.

Some suggested channel links -

Future Girl Corp

Gary Vaynerchuk

Evan Carmichael

Shameless Maya

 

3. Complete a task which allows your mind to go into auto-pilot

A task such as washing up, vacuuming, dog-walking etc doesn't require much mental input so it frees up your mind to think about other things.

''...My favourite is washing the dishes with no background noise. It frees up my mind to think about what excites me and I have come up with some of my best ideas this way...''

- Sarah Thacker XETHA Management Founder

 

4. Create a Pinboard of rewards

This works best if you dedicate an hour or so to it.

Make yourself a nice cup of tea and create a pinboard of wishlist items that you will reward yourself with once you've met a personal target. 

Some examples

- Experiences

- Short Courses to learn a new skill

- Holidays

- Skincare Wishlist

- Wardrobe Wishlist

 

You could even create a longer term Pinboard such as your dream home for once you have reached a significant level of success. 

 

5. Yoga

If you aren't already including yoga into your lifestyle, it is strongly recommended. Not only does it calm a very busy mind but can have immediate effect on your posture and breathing.

There are hundreds of qualified instructors on YouTube you can follow or if you'd rather go to a class you can check your local area here

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