Have you ever noticed that starting is always tomorrow, but never right now? There are plenty of excuses that we can all come up with for not doing something – especially right now. But, what if you stopped making those excuses and just did it? How would your life be different right now?
Writing is one of those things that is easy to put off – even when you enjoy it. It’s easy to put off because you can do it anytime, anywhere. It just doesn’t seem as pressing as the deadlines you once had nor as exciting as lunch with the guys from the office where you once worked.
This is the problem with being your own boss and working on your own schedule. You don’t have someone else to give you those deadlines anymore, and if anything is going to get done it’s going to be up to you.
One way to make sure that you get your work started each day is to create a schedule for yourself. It doesn’t need to be rigid, and you can always break it when you need to. But, having a work schedule will help you get in the mood and feel like working because that is what you do at that time every day.
Another way to make sure you get something done each day is to create daily goals for yourself. Decide the day before what you need to accomplish the next day, and write those goals down. This gives you a list to work from the next day so you can see exactly what you need to do.
Both of these methods work, and it’s a very good idea to use them together. That way you not only have a schedule for your work day, but you know exactly what you’re going to do during your working hours. It’s the same kind of structure you had at the office, only now there’s no boss to answer to! And you don’t have to ask for a day off. If you want a day off, you can schedule it in!
To your riches!
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