One of the negatives to “being your own boss” and working at home, is it can be a lot harder to have structure in your life. If you’re a 9-5er you already have that – you basically have to go to your job every weekday from approximately 9am to 5pm each day, then everything else – extracurricular activies, going to the gym, part time work, volunteering – whatever – you are forced to build around that time.
While that may seem like a negative it really isn’t – we all need structure in our lives to remain productive. I know so many people who have taken the week off from work. They have lots of things planned to do, be it work around the house, going out and doing stuff etc – then they end up doing absolutely nothing and wasting that week.
Even things like going to the gym – most people don’t want to go to the gym, or at the very least can think of much better things to do with their time. However by having it in your schedule – be it going before work, or on the lunch hour, or after work, it makes it a lot easier to do, and becomes another “task” in life.
That’s the problem I’m having right now – structure. Getting my To Do List done finally was oddly enough, what caused this. Basically every day I woke up, and I worked diligently on the to do list. Now it’s done I have all these other opportunities and all these other choices in regard to work – I have existing websites I have to work on, new websites I want to start, new markets I want to get into, other projects I want to attempt(ie: ebooks), research I need to do – and because I have so much, it actually overwhelms me to the point where I’ve did almost nothing the last few days, because I just don’t know where to get started.
I have to try and remain disciplined. I want to get all these new websites up and running, but I also have work to do on existing websites. Then there’s my day to day stuff like communication, writing and posting content etc.
So yeah – right now I don’t have any conclusions. I just wanted to write that as when it is down on paper, it’s a lot easier to think and process.