Home Business Routines and Rituals: They’re Critical To Your Success. Here’s Some Food For Thought!
An article from guest blog writer, Matt Press, Splash Copywriters, looking at the importance of home business routines and rituals.
When you’re running a home-based business, how you spend your time and having home business routines is crucial. And that’s due to a couple of reasons.
The first is that you’re now the boss of your home business.
You don’t have someone else to push you. Other than the survival of your home business, there’s no real incentive like there is in the ‘real’ world. No appraisal to nail, no pay rise on the horizon and certainly no pat on the back.
In other words, you have no time pressure and that’s dangerous.
But also, time is important because you don’t want your home business to kill you and your hobbies or interests. You’ve chosen to run a home-based business for the flexibility and lifestyle it can offer you. There’s no point ditching the commute, losing the boss and forgetting the stress of employed life if you work too little or too much at home.
There’s clearly a middle ground for productivity. Home business owners must watch out for either procrastination or burn out.
That’s why home business routines and working rituals are key. They’ll help you know when to start, how to work and when to stop.
Home Business Routines Sound Imposing!
The words ‘routine’ and ‘ritual’ sound imposing. They sound archaic and overly officious. However, deep down, we all love to have control, to know what’s what. That’s the same in all areas of our lives and that desire begins when we’re born.
Bedtime routines, school runs, homework timetables, lectures, shiftwork, TV schedules… rituals are everywhere you look.
Routines and rituals are merely patterns that we fall into, but they dictate whether we succeed or fail (at anything). In a normal full-time job, your schedule is worked out for you. With a home-based business, it’s not.
You have a blank sheet now. That’s pretty exciting, but also daunting. Spend some time thinking about how you need to work. You don’t have to work 9-5, but discover what working environment suits you. Do you need music or silence? Are you an early riser or a night owl? Will you thrive in a messy workplace or a tidy one? Perhaps you’d thrive after a jog or a gym workout.
Home business routines and rituals will have an effect on your efficiency, your psychological state, your confidence, your mood, your motivation… just about everything you can think of. Ensure you plan your activities each day!
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Working through his company Splash Copywriters, he creates content and delivers marketing, branding and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) advice to businesses of all sizes. Learn more about Matt Press and his copywriting services over at his website > Splash Copywriters <
I wish you every success in running your home business and managing your home business routines.
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Thought for the day: do you have home business routines, no, then are you setting yourself up to fail with your business?