If you own a home – based business, you may remember how you felt when you first started your business. You were probably nervous, after all, starting your own business is a pretty daring move for anyone to make. You were probably very excited, too. From the beginning stages of generating your business idea, through the excitement of watching your idea take shape through the planning and startup phases, you probably felt pretty good about starting your own business.
It is not uncommon for those early feelings of excitement to fade as the months pass by. Even if your business is doing well, that shiny, new feeling does give way to the day to day realities of producing the work, paying the bills, and trying to create and maintain a balance between your business and the rest of your life. You may wonder whether there is anything that you can do to recapture the passion, energy, and excitement that you felt when you opened your business.
The good news is that there are some things that you can do to rekindle your interest in your home – based business. One thing that you can try is to rearrange your work space. If you do not already have a specific area where you do your work, find one and spruce it up a little. Even the simple act of adding a nice plant or two to your desk or changing out the photos in your desk picture frames can be uplifting. Another thing that can lift your spirits is to take a little time out to think about the big picture of where your business is going, as well as the reasons why you started your business. Going through the motions and doing your work every day may keep your clients happy and the money flowing through the door, but taking time every so often to remind yourself of your vision for your business as well as the reasons that you started your own business can reconnect you to the meaning behind why you do what you do. A third suggestion, which is actually my favorite one, is to take time during the day (you know, when everyone else is at work) to do something that you can only do because you work from home and are not stuck at work all day. Whether it is lunch at your favorite restaurant on a Tuesday or taking the kids to the beach on a Thursday, choose something that reminds you of just how sweet it is to work from home.