One of the best things that you can do in a slow moving economy is to stay motivated. Dangling nerves and anxiety are inevitable in a recession. The situation can be quite challenging for a WAHM. However, with the economy showing signs of a possible recovery, there is a silver lining on the horizon. Follow these simple tips to stay motivated during these tough times.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
The best thing you can do for yourself in tough times is to stay away from people who are pessimists. You will find many people who talk and think negative. This does not mean that you have to isolate yourself or do things all on your own. This is the best time to start meeting new people, schedule lunch appointments, join networking groups and surround yourself with people who have a positive outlook towards everything.
Reading can be a great stress reliever. You don't have to read books about business management or tackling the recession. Read books like The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner or Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson. Dr. Johnson talks about how human beings dislike change and do not want to do things differently, even if the old methods are not working out.
Take a Break
Now is the right time to take a break. Go on a vacation, catch up with your old friends and relax. A small vacation can do you more good than you can imagine. You can start planning new goals and strategies with a fresh mind once you are back from your short holiday. You would be able to work with renewed zest and motivation by spending some quality time with your family and friends.
Exercise and Stay Healthy
Take some time out for yourself and focus on your health. A healthy body and mind can deal with situations in a better way. Join a yoga class, workout in the gym, and get physically active. Eat healthy food like vegetables, fruits and grains. You will see a noticeable change in your energy levels and your overall attitude. Eating healthy and exercising will help you look and feel good.
Talk to Other WAHMs
Remember, you are not in this recession alone. There are many WAHMs who are in a similar situation like yours. Talk to them. Find out how they are dealing with the situation. You would get a lot of ideas by talking to other people. You can also join online boards and forums to interact with other WAHMs.
You can use this slowdown in business to update your knowledge and skills. Join a professional course, learn a new language, and improve your understanding of the industry you are in by reading more about it. This will not only help you to become more competitive, but also keep your mind away from any negative thoughts.