It's very hard to stick to positive habits in a negative environment.Use simplicity. When in doubt, eliminate options. It is more difficult to focus on reading a blog post when you have 10 tabs open in your browser. Use Visual Cues, like the Paper Clip Method or the Seinfeld Strategy, to create an environment that visually nudges your actions in the right direction. Opt-Out vs. Opt-In. For example, schedule your yoga session for next week while you are feeling motivated today. When your workout rolls around, you have to justify opting-out rather than motivating yourself to opt-in.
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Traveling is the best way to avoid burnout. Take your laptop and spend one to two months working from somewhere else, preferably internationally. With the internet and cloud tools like Dropbox and Skype, there's very little that can't be done from abroad. The change in environment sparks your creativity and allows you to bring new energy into your work. —Leah Neaderthal, Start Somewhere
Find a way to emotionally process your fears to be able to keep going. Tools, strategies, techniques include people to hug or talk to, music, hobbies, walks on the beach and even a favourite food. It may be a short lived moment of happiness, but it reminds us that nothing stays the same and we can find a way.
13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride