There’s a lot to like about being self-employed. Not only do you get to enjoy being your own boss, but you’re in control of how you make your money and how you spend your time. You can work from anywhere, including your home in USA or your getaway in the country. While being self-employed is certainly wonderful, it requires a lot of discipline. At a regular job, you stay motivated because you have bosses consistently pushing you to stay on task. When you’re self-employed, you need to summon discipline and motivation from within yourself. Here’s how to be a more disciplined self-employed person.
Create a Schedule and Keep a Routine
Being self-employed isn’t about lying in bed all day or working in your pajamas. Instead, it’s about creating your own schedule and maintaining a daily routine of your own choosing. You will be more successful if you have a routine that you stick to everyday. While you might have to force yourself to stay on task when you’re first starting out, eventually this set routine will start to feel natural.
Get Out of the House
It’s difficult to mentally switch to “work mode” when you’re at home. After all, your brain associates your home with leisure and relaxation, not discipline and hard work. Consider looking into a shared office space for rent in your area. Shared office spaces allow you to have an actual workspace to go to without breaking the bank by renting a full office that you might not actually need. Plus, being around other self-employed people allows you to feel like you have colleagues and that you’re part of a professional community.
Just because you don’t have a “normal” job doesn’t mean that you can’t feel like you still have a standard workplace and routine — in fact, you can create one.