So everyone envies you. As a freelancer, you save yourself the slow torturous drive of morning traffic, the semi-angry emails from your boss and the annoying antics of your co-employees. But here’s the glitch: full-time freelancers often find it difficult to stay motivated given that they almost always own their time. Below are surefire ways to drive the slack out of the freelancing sack!
Commit Yourself to a Timeline
Clients are almost always concerned with deadlines. However, it would be best for you to create a timeline instead for those small project milestones. By doing so, you can say farewell to skipping sleep throughout the night before the deadliest of deadlines.
Review and Refresh your To-Do List Everyday
To-do lists are made for the purpose of actually doing (and not just thinking about them) what you’ve written down. Every morning, write down what needs to be done for the entire day and mark them with a highlighter as the day progresses. Start off with the things that need immediate attention. By doing so, you get to stick to your priorities and deliver the project on time.
Wake Up Early
You have to admit that waking up early often results to a very productive day. You do not have to do this every day. Assign certain days in the week as your “wake-up-early” days and start punching off those priorities one by one on your to-do-list.
Try Working Away from Home
Maybe all you need is a change of scenery. You might want to try working at a coffee shop or at a local library with wireless Internet connection. Like almost everything in life, staying motivated while freelancing is all about perspective.