I recently went to Los Angeles for a two day business event put on by my business coach, Patricia Drain. Upon arrival, I promptly got sick and spent two days in the hotel room, depressed and feeling lousy.
Fast forward a few days and I’m now home. I don’t want to do anything. Everything seems like a huge undertaking, and even coffee isn’t helping.
This is a real problem for entrepreneurs, especially for those of us who work from home in our pajamas a lot of the time. So what can be done when this heavy inertia settles in?
I came up with a few ideas, and I’m hoping that you’ll add a few of your own.
- Do ANYTHING. I’m writing this article as a way to shake free of the doldrums, but it can be as simple as taking a shower, or looking at your to do list and picking the item that looks most appealing (even if it isn’t a priority).
- Listen to someone else. Call someone and ask about their life so you can get out of your own head space.
- Listen to someone else. Yes, this is a repeat, but it’s a different “someone else”. If your inertia is accompanied (as it often is) by a bad attitude, listen to a recording of a motivational speaker, or teacher focused on adjusting your mindset.
- Go outside. Nature is a great healer.
- Do the task that’s been sitting around for a month. It might be picking up shirts from the dry cleaner, paying library fines, or cleaning out your car. Stagnation in your physical space can lead to stagnation in your mental space.
What ideas do you have? Please respond! While I’m waiting for your response I’m going to go organize my newsletter, call my friend, put on a motivational CD, water the outdoor plants and take out the recycling.