Change can be uncomfortable, aggravating and stressful. Let’s face it…it’s easier to keep doing the same thing over and over every day than to make any changes. But what happens when you’re tired of getting the same results?
If you’re ready to change your working from home habits, start with these tips.
1. Keep your motivation in mind.
Everyone has his or her own reason for wanting to change. Losing clients, wasting money and tired of feeling stressed can be strong motivators. If you continue to lose money because of bad habits or poor planning, or you tend to put things off until the last minute, the consequences may motivate you to change one or several things you’re doing. As the old saying goes, “People make changes based on pain or pleasure.” Find what motivates you and then make changes.
2. Recognize that you have the ability to change.
You are your own best cheerleader. While your best efforts can move you forward, your lack of trying and negative thoughts can set you back. Believe in yourself and in your abilities. If you’re convinced you can change, you will. It’s never too late to try something new and if you’re motivated to make a change, you can.
3. Ask why you haven’t made any changes.
Think about why you continue to do the same thing over and over, even when you get the same results every time. Do you know what has been holding you back? This may seem a bit extreme, but make a list of everything you want to change and next to each item, give a reason why you’re not changing. If you face each problem squarely, little by little you’ll eliminate the roadblocks to change.
4. Set goals.
When you need to get somewhere, it’s much easier to get there when you know where you’re going. I know that’s common sense, but just as it helps to be specific about where you’re going, it’s important to create specific goals. Be realistic and set goals that may take a bit of effort on your part, but are goals you can achieve.
Change doesn’t have to be scary, especially if you make the decision to change what’s not working. Challenge yourself to change one or two things each week. Eventually you’ll make positive changes and will see a difference in your business life and personal life.
What changes have you made recently that have had a positive effect on your life?