I think it’s safe to say we all have days like that. I know I certainly do. And it’s something I’ve heard even the most successful internet marketers talk about.
I think one of the hardest things about working from home is that it becomes difficult to separate work and home inside your mind. It becomes part of home and vice-versa. Sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes that’s a bad thing.
This is probably why a lot of internet marketers opt to rent an office space to work from on occasion or take a day or two per week and work mobile from a coffee shop or other free wi-fi location. To make that physical separation so that we can make the mental and emotional separation a little easier.
I confess, I’m going through a few things right now that were making me have those “I want to throw in the towel” thoughts. Notice I said “were.” I realized today (sitting here during a crazy power outage) that the strange thing is they’re not business related things. My transcription clients are awesome. I love my websites. Why was I feeling this sudden urge to chuck it all in and call it a wrap?
Of course, when the realization hit me of why I was feeling the way I was feeling, I immediately got my butt back to work and set new goals. The power was still out, so I grabbed my trusted notebook and scribbled out an outline for an idea I had along with some revised goals for myself and my marketing efforts that I want to spice up a bit.
Funny how being forced to unplug can make you think more clearly. Who would have ever thought that I’d end up being thankful for a power/internet outage.
What do you do when you start having those “I want to give up” feelings? I’d love to hear some comments on this topic.
Cheers to rejuvenation,