5 Ways to Keep Working Even When You Are Not in the Mood

It's the time of year when you want to spend more time outside and less time on your business. I know this first hand, it has been challenging for me this Summer, to stay on top of everything.

Here are five ideas to help you keep working even when you don't feel like it.

Focus on your passion - If your spending your time doing things you don't enjoy, it's time to come up with some creative ways to inject a little creativity in your business projects.

Work with people you love - Invite family members or kids to your work space and let them create along with you.

Find ways to bring joy to your work - Redecorate your work space, walk around barefoot, or listen to your favorite music. Incorporate things you love into your space and your day.

Invest in yourself and your plan - Even on a tight budget, spend on things that will help grow your business. Invest in e-books, online classes, research new ideas in books from your library, or magazines

Show yourself some love - Don't forget to take breaks, have some play time, and celebrate your successes.

Working does not have to be all work and no play.  Find simple ways to enjoy your work time!

How do you stay motivated to work when your not in the mood?

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  1. Great tips. I like to listen to music while I work.

  2. Great tips. I find it helps to do something distracting when my mind is not there, such as clean a closet. Then I can get back to my business.

  3. Awesome motivators :)

    As I work in 3 different disciplines, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Sewing - When I get exhausted work in one area, I am usually motivated to switch it up to work in another :)

    Have a lovely Day, cheers, T. :)

  4. Wonderful tips! Should involve my girls more! They are my biggest fans and the best critiques too!

  5. If I can't get motivated to work I do end up straightening up or at least trying to. so much stuff, so little storage.

  6. Great tips, especially for this time of year!

  7. This is just what I needed! I've been sick these past couple of weeks, and haven't been up to a whole lots. I've got lots of catching up to do, and this post is exactly the push in the right direction.
    Thanks, Valerie!

  8. Thanks Valerie - good advice.
    I'll have to try implementing some of these suggestions when I get back to business - right now I've been trying to figure out Craftinest, a new and very sophisticated and complex online Marketplace. I am finding it almost too confusing, but I admit that I am technologically challenged.


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