The month’s that start with J's tend to be my slower months… January, June and July. I have to remind myself to be thankful for the slow month’s in business. It’s not just a time to relax (which it is, you deserve it), but also time to plan, clean, and get those things done that I never could get to when it is the busy season When I’m ready to jump back into it, here the things that I do:
- Reflect on last year and plan for the current year (goal setting)
- Edit my email list
- Brainstorm blog posts (which I turn into social media posts)
- Plan out themes for email
- Order supplies
- Make my products
How do I motivate myself to do these things? There is no motivation, I force myself to do it… I pick one task for the day, and set a timer (Pomodoro’s) and without interruption focus only on that task for the time that I’ve allotted for myself. When I'm done, there is a feeling of accomplishment. So therein lies the reward.
If you are interested in goal setting techniques, I am offering a free course HERE. It will ask for your billing address at checkout, but you don’t need to put in your credit card. I just wanted to explain that as I am always leery when websites do that!
Have a great day!