It can be difficult to get yourself to work, especially if you are working from home. There is no strict boss over you, no one will deprive you of your bonus or fire you from your job. Here are seven good habits that will help you overcome your natural laziness and start working productively to finally become completely free and financially independent.
Try doing nothing at all
To force yourself to get down to business, try doing nothing at all and see how many minutes you can last. Only one condition: you need to do absolutely nothing. Just stand in the middle of the room, turn off the music, put your phone down, do not think about anything and observe complete silence. After a few minutes, you will definitely get down to business.
Force yourself to work for five minutes
It’s hard to get started when you’re sure you’ll have to spend all day on it, so just promise yourself to be active for fifteen minutes. For a quarter of an hour, you can endure any, even the most tedious and routine work. After this time, you will not even notice that you can no longer stop.
Break big things into small pieces
It’s not easy to tackle a big problem right away, so it’s much easier to break it down into small pieces and do them one at a time.
It is clear that checking mail, washing dishes, going to the store and surfing interesting sites are very important, but it is better to do your first-priority tasks without being distracted by extraneous matters that can absorb all your working time.
Reward yourself for the work you do with short breaks. Have a nice cup of tea or go for a walk. This useful habit of alternating work with rest will help to organize the work process correctly. You will become much less tired and get more pleasure from the work done.
Work early in the morning
Some "owls" find a lot of excuses not to work during the day, referring to the biological clock and constant fatigue during the day. It's a delusion. You need to work at any time of the day. The fact is that immediately after waking up, a person is more active and able to do a much larger amount of work, regardless of the individual characteristics of the organism.
Forget the word "tomorrow"
Get in the habit of never putting off anything until tomorrow. Even if it is already deep night in the yard, start your plans now, because it is much easier to finish what you started than to force yourself to start a new task.