Working Alone

The Guide to Staying Motivated While Working Alone

Working alone at home might sound like a nightmare to some, but as a fully signed-up introvert, working alone at home is an absolute dream.

Working Alone

No energy-draining small talk, no boisterous distractions, exactly peace, and quiet to complete deep and focused make. Well not quite.

Working alone at home has more challenges than you might expect. Boredom, lack of focus, and shortage of motivation to name a few.

Maintaining Motivation while Working Alone

When you start working for yourself, you swiftly realize that one of the biggest problems you face isn’t the job itself.

Maintaining your motivating poses a potentially massive difficulty. Much of that difficulty stems from working alone, rather than in a traditional office giving.

There is also the challenge of biding focused on the task at hand. With no boss or boss ogling over your shoulder, social media can confuse or cat videos end you.

But the greatest problem by far is a simple lack of reason. There doesn’t seem to be a pressing need to finish this project right now, doing it far too easy to put it off until later.

Left unchecked, a lack of motivation can paralyze the act you are trying to accomplish. Over the past few years, I’ve developed a few go-to tactics to improve my lone cultivating motivation.

Here are some of the tools I’ve used to stay motivated and on-task.


Stay Motivated While Working Alone

These first few tips focus on using different nips in your personal work schedule to provide some diversity and maintain your focus.

1. Include short breaks

Short Break

My eye doctor formerly told me that for every 20 minutes of staring at a computer screen, you should look away and focus on something across the room for 20 seconds.

This gives your eyes a chance to reset. Do something similar with the rest of your mas; don’t simply look across the room, stroll, jog, or run across the room.

Give your form a smash, and try to reset your thoughts. If you don’t have the subject to take regular interruptions, use an app to remind you.

2. Block out an afternoon for social activities and networking

Family Life

Set aside one afternoon a week for your social life. Friday afternoon works best for me. If you feel guilty about not working, think of it as a chance to network.

Either way, be sure to spend this section of duration with other parties. Socialize and network.

3. View your personal plan as your work schedule

A 9-to-5 occupation necessitates get up each morning, preparing for the day, leaving the house, and commuting to your workplace. In other texts, it requires going to work.

You just wanted to recreate the same rhythm at home. You may not actually need to leave your house in order to work but try to stick with the schedule.

Filling the old-fashioned professional timeslot with your brand-new undertaking helps to keep you motivated – you can’t clock out early!


Stay Focused While Working Alone

These next few tips are little things you can do to trick yourself into staying focused!

1. Music

Listen to Music

This tip may sound cliche, but try listening to an upbeat hymn loudly whenever you feel unmotivated. It’s a simple trick, but an astonishingly effective one!

2. Have somewhere else to work for a change of scenery

When procrastination laid in, sometimes a quick alter of view is all you need. If you work at home, going to your favorite coffeehouse can be a huge help.

Other freelancers I know have even gone so far as to hire office space outside the home, and rotate between the two to help stay on-task.

3. Love what you do

Time pass

This is arguably the most critical point on the whole list. If you don’t cherish what you do, it will be hard to keep yourself motivated- especially long-term.

Sure, you may be able to push on through sheer pressure of will for a while, but sooner or later you’ll lose motivation solely.

Do something you genuinely experience, and you’ll find it much simpler to stick with it for the long haul.


Industry-related Gratuities while Working Alone

These last few gratuities are Industry-related!

1. Make sure you have fun activities

Not all of your work projects will be fun, but fight to make at least a couple of the fun. These might even be personal side projects, not especially related to your main job.

Or they might be in the same general land, but not your specific focus.

2. Attend industry happens a couple of times a year


Nearly every imaginable manufacture has an organizing body of some kind. Find the neighborhood branch, and use it to keep tabs on industry-related affairs.

Attend some meetings, system, and maybe even glean some new gratuities and ploys from manufacture insiders.

3. Schedule at least one call a week to learn something within your industry

View this as an opportunity for personal improvement. At least once a week, try to learn something new about your manufacture.

For me, this might symbolize calling a new implement provider to demonstrate their contraptions. Whatever your industry, try to expand your horizons a little bit every week.

You’ll learn new methods and realize brand-new alliances at the same time.

These gratuities worked for me, hopefully, some of them will assist you out as well.

Above all, strive to enjoy what you do, stick to a “work schedule, ” and look for opportunities for constant self-improvement.

With those ideas in mind, you’ll find staying motivated much easier to do alone or in a group!


About the Author Amel

I'm a Digital Marketing Strategist passionate about SEO and Digital Analytics. I also teach Digital Marketing and offer customized private coaching to entrepreneurs and in-house marketers to help them take their revenue or skills to the next level. Follow me on Twitter where I offer advice and share high quality content on marketing, tech and productivity.

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