Imagine the disarray; a letter arrives in the mail about the property insurance and now you’re on hold for minutes on your mobile trying to figure out what happened. Thank goodness for unlimited calls.
The post you thought you saved the night before is poof, gone and to make matters worse you can’t think of another topic for a new post. Forget about going to the emergency post file, there’s nothing there you can use.
The sheets and blankets in the washing machine have to be rewashed because you forgot about them. And when you checked the analytics report, the blog isn’t doing as well as you’d like.
Ever had one of those moments when suddenly you feel like you can’t do anything right, and then boom, you start to lose confidence in your work at home life? You start to question whether it was worth it.
Especially if you’re new in your respected business, or if there’s a lot at stake, having decided to work from home, those feelings make you want to throw in the towel.
Having personally experienced this myself (it was very easy to come up with those scenarios in the beginning of this post), I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know you’re not alone.
Heck, even some of the best ones out there may have a slight twinge every now and then, the only difference is we, the newbies, are in panic mode while the experts we look up to have been there, done that and know it too shall pass.
It’s easy to see why people give up and head back to an office job because no one ever expected setbacks. We work from home, how could there be setbacks? Despite all the hoopla going on, we can still keep our self-confidence. Here’s what you can do to overcome a confidence crisis when you work at home.
Remember Your Goal
When those thoughts start to make you feel like you can’t, think about why you decided to work from home in the first place. Was it to spend more time with the family? Did you want to have your own business and be your own boss? Reminding yourself of the goals you set will keep you motivated to push through those times when you feel like giving up.
Seek The Advice Of Others
There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re the only one going through a confidence crisis. Like I said before, even the best of the best have had their confidence tested at some point in their career. If there is someone you admire in your field reach out to them and ask for their advice.
Get Ready For This One, Implement The Advice You Get
So you’ve sought the advice and folks are telling you to take a step back and think about all the milestones you’ve reached. To remember you can only do one thing at a time and they even share suggestions for planning your day, stuff they do personally.
A week has gone by and still nothing. Are you taking their advice or are you ignoring the notes on your doodle pad? The reason why they shared it is because it’s worked for them. In other words, just do it.
Join An Online Community
Sites like Triberr will connect you with others in your niche. You’ll also discover bloggers who specialize in writing self-improvement advice and techniques. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found a post that had just what I was looking for.
Re-evaluate Your Goals
Maybe you set the bar a little too high. I know I’ve done this before. We are our own worst critics after all.
Take a look at your goals and make some adjustments. Maybe you have to postpone a couple of projects. If you do, that’s okay too.
Surround Yourself With Positive Thoughts
I’m a firm believer in this. When I start to feel my confidence shake I play this song. I hope you’ll take some time and listen to it. When we surround ourselves with positive people and things around us, our confidence level will always be on high.
Over To You
Tell us, what do you do to help overcome a confidence crisis?
Corina is a work-from-home mom rolling with the punches while trying to balance a family and an online business. She is dealing with teens, grey hair, and wrinkles all at the same time! She recently launched a new blog known as Not Now Mom's Busy which talks about teen issues, juggling family life with work life, living on a budget, and so much more.