Life of an entrepreneur…we all know that it isn’t as glamorous as others would think. Sure we get to work in our sweatpants, with no makeup on – but this also means that we work from home…with our kids…dogs…distractions…husbands…you get the drift. Here are a few key ways that I stayed motivated as an entrepreneur…for your sanity, please read on!
1} Have a Designated Office Space Full of Only Pretty & Motivational Work Stuff
This sounds like a no-brainer, but I think that we all know how easy it is for our kid’s toys to end up in our office, for your office papers to be a hot mess, and/or to have not enough space. For starters, I have a nice little designated office space off of our kitchen. I have my wall calendar that I depend on daily, my planners that I make notes/schedule things in, and most importantly I have “pretty” office supplies. My friends from Sweet Water Decor is my favorite online boutique to find awesome girl boss accessories. Have you ever taken a peek at their website? See below…
I have some of their amazing girl boss pens – each of them have cute sayings on them like, “Boss Lady” – “Like a Boss” – “Hustle Darling” and lots more. One could say that I definitely have a bounce in my step when I’m using these fun and girly pens.
Oh, and I have a few of their motivational pencils and girl boss mugs!! Every single time I carry my Sweet Water Decor coffee travel mug, I get compliments. These pencils, so cute!! See more from Sweet Water Decor, here.
2} Take a Few to Regroup
Also known as a minute mind vacation, stepping back from the current situation can make or break your motivation. If you catch yourself getting frustrated or turning molehills into mountains, stop and look at the big picture. After you go to your happy place for a hot second, take a good look around. Why are you upset? How can you logically fix the situation? Reassess and move forward!
3} Set Office Hours and Make a Schedule
Make a schedule and stick to it! It seems like the most simple task, but if you take a couple of minutes to write down your goals, it can be the driving force of your day. Put your little list somewhere in clear sight, so if you get distracted you can see it and stay on track. I love having designated office hours on my site – it helps people know when they can expect an email from me, etc. It also helps me not work too late into the evening when I should be spending time with my family.
4} Make Your Girl Boss Playlist
We all know Beyonce gets you motivated, so channel your inner Mrs. Carter! Spotify is my personal favorite because they have so many pre made playlists covering more genres than you can imagine, while still letting you make your own. Put your favorite tunes all on playlist and jam while you hustle!
5} Dress For Success
Sweat pants or a business suit, it’s your call. However, if you know you feel like watching House Hunters when you wear your yoga pants, they probably aren’t the best to wear for work. When you feel good, you produce good work.
6} 2 P.M. Coffee
2 o’clock coffee soothes the soul. It truly is the perfect time for a little caffeine boost. When the desire for an after lunch nap begins to dance across your eyes, grab your trusted friend. You can indeed push through the last few hours. Coffee will never let you down.
7} Walk Away At The End
When your work day is over, leave it on your desk. What causes so many people to feel burned out is working all day and then still having it in your life after hours. Be with your family. Do things that make you happy. Never bring the office home, even if it’s just down the hall. You will feel renewed and be able to give it your best the next day if you give yourself some space.
Being a working woman is awesome, even when staying organized does not come easy. Spoil yourself throughout your day and then put it away when the work time done. You will thank yourself for it later. Check out the rest of Sweet Water Decor’s Pencil Sets! Love cute desk accessories? Check out their Inspirational Pens + more!
Do you have any motivational tips that you would like to share with your fellow girl bosses? We would love to know, comment below and let’s chat!
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