SEOClerks

What is your daily motivational routine?



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

What is your daily motivational routine?

I think, all of us has experienced being so lazy in freelancing at some point of our lives. This is not an easy field. No work is meant to be very easy anyway, especially if you are paid generously. But, sometimes, even if your income is low or incredibly high, you lose your drive. So, my question is, do you have a daily motivational routine to keep yourself going? What are your secrets in keeping up with the stress and tight competition?

Comments

Kakashi2020

I set up what I call mini goals or daily goals which when achieved daily for 6 days would realize my weekly goal, which usually are items or products which I like to buy.

The way I do things is that I always have a minimum weekly goal when it comes to my earnings. I would then divide my weekly goal into 6 days and would then strive to hit my daily goal. This motivates me because every week I would have the money to buy whatever I have in mind.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

focusedwriter10

This is a good strategy, especially the minimum weekly goal. I have been using it, but I realized it was not working, and I decided to use the mini daily goals.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Youngshark

Nice one my friend. You have given me an awesome idea on using minigoals per day. I think it is more achievable.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Everett

Sounds like a great plan, setting up little goals to purchase things you may need/want.. sounds highly effective.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

theresajane

That's a very detailed plan that you got there. I actually envy you for having that and being faithful to your goals. It's not easy to not get tired of following the same steps like every day or week, yet you managed it.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

amelia88

Love the idea of mini goals. I feel like setting smaller goals is a great strategy so that you don't get overwhelmed and give up - often if I set big goals they seem completely impossible to achieve and it's hard to really get motivated to accomplish them.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Enyi

Yes, sometimes I become too lazy to do any work but the point still remains that money will be made,so I prep myself up by looking at my bucket-list to see what I really need to accomplish with money and this kind buckle me up to work.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

timothyP

That's really nice. Same as you, I also set short-term and long-term goals. I am working out my short-term goals daily and it's been a daily struggle for me.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

One thing I do is to never get all stressed up. If I feel that the situation is getting stressful then I take a breather. There's no sense to continue on working if im feeling stressed. So I rest or do some recreational activities to dissolve the stress in my system.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

Prayers are good motivators. I pray and ask for guidance and blessings daily. What I've noticed is that prayers really motivates me. It also gives me confidence in what I'm doing.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

burgosmichael24

I agree with you. Prayer is the highest form of motivation. It also set our mood for the day. Through prayers, you are insured of God's guidance and protection as well as wisdom in what you are doing.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Steve5

That's right. He gives us all we need in order to be successful in life. As long as we're devoted to Him, everything will be okay. I hope the whole community can have a fruitful last month of the year.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Steve5

That's really nice. I agree. Prayer helps us accomplish things in life. It makes us feel confident in whatever we set out to do. Nothing is impossible with God. So let's stay motivated.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

menchuuy58

I agree with you. I also pray for God's help and guidance. I ask Him for supernatural strength.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

knnon

I was going to say this as well. Whenever I lose the motivation I just pray for it. I have a lot of faith that if I ask I'll receive it specially if it's for my own good. Prayer is a very powerful thing, it really is.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Alymae

This is really a huge help. Everything comes from God, so, we should ask from him. As for me, I pray and meditate. I think of my family all the time. They are my greatest motivation.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

ballyhara

Well, that's certainly a great motivator. I've started to pray more often than I used to, because I've noticed it makes me feel more relaxed during the day, and I feel like I'm sharing and deliver my heavy issues out, so that makes me feel more comfy. Doesn't matter what you believe in, you have to believe in something superior to us, and for sure you will see how your life gets amazing guidance.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Jelineex

I agree with you. There is nothing more better than praying. All our desires needs guidance and blessing to be able to accomplish it. God is always a good provider and great protector. It's a good motivation to fulfill our daily tasked in life. It's a good encouragement and inspiration.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

kaushikangara

Prayers do wonders. I have personally benefited innumerable times from prayers. God is watching us all from above and he makes sure to help the needy. If you put in your effort successfully, leave the outcome to him. I am sure it will come out your way. Trust in God and leave the result to him



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

Daily I would look at my Bank Account and my PayPal account just to see all the money I've saved. Doing this motivates me to earn even more so that I could save good money.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

focusedwriter10

In short, money motivates you to work. I always check my accounts, but I also have a daily target of marking not less than $5.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

NerdIndeed

Haha! Same here, I check my balance every once in a while and see if it's growing or not. If not, then it's time to get off my ass and start working.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Alymae

True. I do this too. Whenever I checked my bank account, I feel motivated to earn more. Money is really one of the main motivation of a person. Money is important for me to support me and my family.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

ballyhara

Hahaha... that's a funny but good motivator too. More than checking my accounts, I'm checking all the bills that I have to pay, and believe me, if that doesn't motivate you, then you must be from out of this planet. So, whenever I feel lazy, I just see my bills laughing at me, and there I go guys.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

amelia88

I love setting financial goals myself. Reminding myself of the monetary incentive from my hard work can be enough to spur me on and encourage me to get some more work done. I'm trying to set some goals for 2019 to pay down my mortgage faster, and reminding myself of that is very helpful in motivating me to crank out tasks that will earn me more.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

rlpzbeermoney

I thought I was money narcissist for doing this every single day. Glad to see people in the same boat lol. It really motivates you sometimes when you don't feel like working but you have to earn money for the day. It also helps making your wallpaper the list of things that are your goals financially. Like earning money for your car or your kids' education fund.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

esteban123

Everyday I have a goal that I am setting up for myself so that I will be motivated to work hard, my target to earn everyday on my freelancing sites is around 5-6 dollars would be fine already for me since I also have an offline job that I am working as a full time. I just make sure that everyday I will reach such quota for me to earn more.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

luv2xacosta

Well, m motivation is to earn money. I want to pa my bills and at the same time to buy some necessities. When you become an adult, you have to make a living in order to survive.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

You're right seeing bills pilimgup can serve as a good motivator for me to go to work, finish my job and get paid.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

davedaot04

My daily motivational routine is to watch at least one motivational video in YouTube right after I woke up and then visualize for the things I desire, the things I want to accomplish and then feel as if I already have those things and then that's it prepare for a long day.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

theresajane

That's actually a great technique. I haven't tried watching a motivational video right after waking up and first thing in the morning, I usually just check my social media. Perhaps, it would work for me, I should try that tomorrow, because as of the moment of this writing, it is already midnight and I hope I don't forget to do it. Thank you.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

amelia88

I like the idea of watching something on YouTube! I often do the same kind of thing but with motivational podcasts. When I'm getting some stuff done in the morning when I first wake up, or when I'm eating my breakfast I often sit and listen to a podcast that helps to set the tone for my day. It certainly boosts my motivation to get stuff done a lot. TED Talks in particular are helpful!



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

I sometimes listen to words of motivation, in audio book form. It has a calming and almost transcendental effect on me.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

menchuuy58

I keep in mind all our needs. Children needs to go to school. We need to eat food everyday.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

NerdIndeed

I couldn't agree more. As for myself, I need to pay for the electricity bill, the water bill, the internet bill, buy a sack of rice, LPG, and so much more. Glad I still don't have kids, I'm not saying I don't want to have them, but if I do, I'm sure it will also be in this list.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

You can say that again. Having kids greatly multiply all expenses. For what you're spending now will double if you have a kid, if you have two kids then it would triple.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

NerdIndeed

Now that's scary. I wonder how will I be able to budget all of those things with what I'm currently earning. I think it's best if I settle with a wealthy woman, regardless of how she looks like for me not to worry. Haha!



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

Needs and Wants are good motivators. If you need or want something then you must work for it.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

amelia88

The simplicity of reminding yourself about your daily needs and those of your family is often a surprisingly effective motivational tool to get working. As a parent myself it certainly helps me to knuckle down and get some work done!



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

NerdIndeed

All I need to get me going is a tumbler of ice-cold coffee. During times when I feel sleepy or just in the mood of procrastination, I take in caffeine then try to remember all the bills that I need to pay at the end of the month. That hits me in the head hard enough and keeps me motivated *wink.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

I sometimes drink ice coffee or what we call Frappes. Specially on hot summer days and nights. Getting cooled off by a delicious drink can motivate me.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

NerdIndeed

Exactly. And the caffeine helps too. Just take it in moderation as drinking too much might result in anxiety or hypersensitivity, those kinds of things.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

amelia88

I find that without coffee it can be hard to get started too. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve come to rely on my caffeine fix. Once I’ve had a cup of coffee my overall energy and motivation levels are drastically different!



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

NerdIndeed

It does create a drastic effect on one's alertness. I guess age has nothing to do with it. It's just that when we grow older, we tend to have more responsibilities to take care of and so as a result, we rely on these caffeine fixes.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Martinsx1

I always tell myself that quitting is never an option for me because there is no way a quitter is going to ever be successful in life.

This is my most powerful word of motivation said to myself a thousand times everyday.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Alymae

You are so right. Winners never quit and quitters never win. If we keep repeating this words to ourselves then, you are going to strive hard to be a winner. Affirming words to ourselves brings changes to our lives. Words laced with faith happens.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

Me too. I never quit until I've finished the job correctly. Having trained my mind and body not to quit is a good source of motivation.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

mosesoscar

For motivation the thing I do is to first of all start the day with a prayer, in my prayers I commit my day into God's hands, and asking Him to order my steps help me get sober for the day, and with that I'm motivated to think through my day, how I want it to be, the things I would want to archieve. This ability to plan out my day help heighten my confidence, my feeling of "in control" and there's nothing as motivating as feeling you're in charge.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

Now that to me is the most potent tool for motivation. I pray daily and Everytime I pray I feel that my motivation towards life in general is boosted.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

esteban123

Sometimes I am motivated to work harder on my freelancing sites whenever I am receiving some payment to my PayPal account which is one thing that boost my morale to do some online works even though I already feel tired at some time for a long hours of work in my office.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Kakashi2020

Having consumated a task / Job and getting paid for it, can really serve as inspiration for motivation. It also makes us more confident in what we do.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

theresajane

The same with me. It's so motivating and it gives you an idea that if you are harder, the money that you have will be added.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Jelineex

What motivates me is my commitment to work. I need to value work because I feared of getting fired. I can't imagine myself being into that situation because of my tardiness and negligence. It is difficult to look for a job considering the age. Even, if I don't feel like working I always convince myself to work. Without it, no money, food, clothes and nothing for expenses. But, there are also instance that I make absences if I really feel the need. I need to balance everything.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Barida

Valuing the work that we do is something that is quite essential. I mean that you can't really get it right unless you are at that point where you get to understand that being committed to the work that we can do can be of good help in the long-run.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

kaushikangara

I have a plan set up. I follow it everyday. Whenever I am low on motivation, I listen to inspirational songs or talk to my family. It immensely helps me regain the lost momentum and I get back to where I left off. I have pictures and photographs of influential people posted on my wall so that I know I have to be at my best everyday no matter what.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

gutzman

I always find time to do what I like the most in between my work to have motivation. It's either play some game for a while, watch a movie for an hour or eat my favorite food. It's very stressful to work all day long without anything that would really make you feel happy. Don't forget to sleep also. It would give you energy and some motivation to work or else you'll feel dizzy and lazy early in the morning which is a bad start for the day.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

burgosmichael24

What motivates me are my students. I can't give them something that I don't have. I can't lead them to where I have never been. Because of them I am always motivated to do more, to improve my skills day by day and I always make sure that I'm always a step ahead of them. But my best motivation is my covenant to God. I made a covenant to Him that I will do my best in everything for His glory.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Barida

I listen to music and the truth is that this has been pretty helpful to me. I can't deny the fact that I get to learn so much when I create time to listen to music which is one way that I get to clear my head for the task of each day.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

gettothemoney

I think about my purpose, im not here just for me anymore i have kids now a family to raise and making sure they are taking care of and have everything that they need and sometimes want. This motivates me to get up early in the morning, get out of bed and go to work to provide for my them. And i love to go the gym this helps build confidence and that in return motivates and helps push me too.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

theresajane

I always admire parents who work not for their own omgood, but for the better future of their children. I also have friends who now have their own families and it's so amazing to see the transition to becoming more responsible of their family.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

gettothemoney

Yeah its rough at times especially when you have a blended family as i do. I work hard to keep the peace between the natives and that's a struggle in itself. But when I look at my kids it just makes me want to push harder to be better.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

cjctm11

Most of us spends a lot of time at work and there are times that you don't wanna work but you have to. When I am being lazy at work, I just remembering why did I started this and my goals will kick in. Do not accommodate your laziness instead do something else aside from what you usually do at work.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Steve5

That's true. Laziness is something that gets you a lot. Especially, just before you start working. The best way to get rid of it is to stop thinking about what you have to do.

Simply start working and don't entertain extraneous thoughts.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

jaymish2

Funny we are discussing this subject. At the moment I am completely not motivated. I honestly don't know what it is. I don't know if I'm tired or depressed. I can't just turn my motivation on. I normally listen to various motivational speakers when I get up. For the last month or so I have not felt like doing this. Thank God its December and the holidays. I have decided that I will take my break earlier. I will wake up early, work for a few hours in the morning and spend the rest of the day doing things I like like reading books, watching movies, going for a walk, working out e.t.c. I think I'm just fatigued. Freelance working is no walk in the park and involves working for even more than 12 hours a day.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

amelia88

I definitely think being fatigued and burned out can mean motivation is a struggle to come by. I think your plan to incorporate some rest is a good one. Ensuring that you’re well rested has a lot of benefits and it’s often just what we need to recharge our batteries and boost our motivation.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

edencaga

You should have a time management and daily goals or to do lists and for you to motivate more, you really need to push your self to work hard and make rewards for yourself in accomplishing something. What I do, I motivate myself thru remembering how my friend was being harsh towards me that she said that I don't have work and money. I want to slap it to her face and that's the time I get motivated to do my freelancing job.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Judas2018

Getting better at what I do is my motivation really. That along with money, of course. But you get better at your various crafts with more and more practice.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

timothyP

Yes, it's a good motivation. I also strive for excellence in everything I do. I always want to give my best in everything.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

theresajane

I actually find it hard to set "striving for excellence" as a motivation because I sometimes get upset about my work, my achievements, and etc. I really admire people who have a very strong determination and will power.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Enyi

My goals in life as been a yardstick for me and it helps to put a spring on my toes to move swiftly daily. I know weakness will set in sometimes trying to hinder me from working but I just look at my role models achievements and my goals that I need to achieve then I stay motivated.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

timothyP

Honestly, it's been a daily struggle in my case. I get tired easily. I easily loses interests in everything but what I always do is, I always watch motivational videos on Youtube. It's really helpful and really motivate me everytime I watch them. I also take time to read inspirational books and it's really helpful.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

amosgwapo

A very intense 15-min cardio routine in the morning, and a 45-minute workout in the evening. Nothing feels better than residing in a healthy body.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

jpk0007

Well, i dont have a daily routine that keeps me motivated to work all the time. Actually i prefer to do as much work as i can without getting mechanical. When you pre-decide things then eventually you do become very obsessed with the routine and its not always possible to work according to the routine. There are days when you are bound to work with a lot of energy and enthusiasm and sometimes you will feel tired after some hours of work. It is better to work according to the signals that your mind and body gives you. As long as you dont allow laziness and lethargy to overcome you, whatever amount of work you do everyday is good.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

esteban123

I just take a nap sometimes whenever I feel sleepy for doing some of my freelancing sites since it is good so that I can be motivated to think again some great ideas for my article writing.It really helps me a lot so that I can have a peace of mind and a very calm feeling in my mind.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Steve5

Yes, power naps can do wonders. Though, I wonder how others can afford to nap while they're at work. Like in an office or something. Maybe it depends on the situation. I'm glad that you're able to catch some rest.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Franzel2oo

You are right about that. There are days when all you want to do is not work. When I'm in need of motivation, I often think of those goals I've set for myself. Usually these come with mental pictures of successful people who serve as a reminder of how much longer I have to go, to realise my goal. On other days, I resort to meditation. That helps as well.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

angie828

I do not really have a motivational routine. I have goals for myself and that is something that works well for me. I also think that having a deadline helps to keep me accountable. I have never been late with a service, as I feel it is really important to be on time. However, I do think a lot about my clients, which is a motivating factor right there. What I mean by this is that if they are not happy with me, then I am out of a job.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Jeane

I'm one of those people who usually read something inspirational every day. I hate my job so I need lots of motivation each day to arm me with the courage I need to go to work.

Since I plan to be a full time freelancer or online marketer in a few years time, all the motivation I need to work harder and learn all there is to learn about online marketing is reminding myself daily that within two years, I have to quit my day job be my own boss on the net.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

JBeleren

Simple. I just think of my dream and my family when I wake up and that is all the motivation I need but I do usually have a period where I am really down and the way I fight that is I setup micro goals for each part of the day, that way I only think of that goal for the moment.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

mhingnhormz

What is your daily motivational routine.I practice meditation, by doing it in a quiet place. By the help of a quiet place, I can think clearly and can make plan and decision carefully. It can help me exhale of the pain and hardships and let me inhale all the blessings I have received.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Corzhens

I am used to earning very low in my freelancing because I am just a part time freelancer with my present office job. My main intention in my freelancing is to pave the way for my retirement. What will be my occupation when I retire and what will be my source of livelihood. My freelancing is more of a learning process than earning. An actual example is the SEO methods that I am studying right now which can be of use later on.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

ivandelrey

I usually do it when I'm in bed which leads to sleepless nights because I overthink about them, for some reason I can't concentrate at daytime. I usually write my goals in my notes app and track my progress everyday, it helps remind me that I'm accomplishing something everyday. I hate the feeling of being unproductive, it doesn't feel right it makes me feel worthless and stupid. I don't know why people enjoy doing nothing but I can't live that way, uh-uh. NOT ME.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

gettothemoney

To keep myself motivated, I get up and do my morning workout this helps and aids my brain and body to wake up. Then I take a shower to wake myself up even more after that I'm wide awake and ready to take on whatever the day may bring.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Carrascoshiela

I get up in the morning and pray for being able to wake up and experience another day in life. Then my kids will wake uo and gives me kisses one by one. That is the best part of my day. Knowing how lucky I am yo experience pure love.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

jessie271

I can relate to you. Freelancing is not really easy. You have to be disciplined. But there will really come a day when you just feel lazy but you have to work. For me, I just think that if I don't work, I cannot live. What is your daily motivational routine? I need to work in order to earn a living so I cannot afford to be lazy.



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

cmoneyspinner

I say a private prayer thanking God for opening my eyes each day. Then I ask for His help in accomplishing the work I set out to do each day. At night I give thanks before closing my eyes and hope to wake up the next day and do it again! Only better!



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Tehilah27

The list of things i need money for is taped to my fridge and I use my fridge every day so there is no avoiding it. That list is all the motivation i need to keep working even when i don't feel like it. I take it one step at a time, a task at a time and voila, I'm getting little bits of payments here and there



Enter a reason for deleting this comment