By London Incubator Center 10 February, 2024 0 Comment Focused Operations
Staying Motivated As A Digital Publisher
Today, I want to talk to you about staying motivated as a digital publisher. Just with any other working environment, you can become burnt out or discouraged during your work, but this is especially more likely to happen when you are a digital publisher.
Because digital publishers do all the work themselves, they often feel burnt out and overwhelmed by their own workload. At some point or another, you are going to feel this way, if you have not experienced it already as a digital publisher.
That is why it's important to know how to stay motivated as a digital publisher. Let's talk about some of these ways now.
Anticipate Losing Motivation
If you are just starting your digital publisher career and have not faced any real motivation hurdles yet, know that you will eventually. No matter who you are, you'll find yourself lacking motivation to work or pursue your digital publisher dreams.
To make the journey of finding motivation easier in the future, you need to anticipate losing motivation from the beginning. Anticipating this event will allow you to regroup and handle your time much more rationally and effectively.
Part of anticipating loss of motivation involves coming up with a very strong reason why you want to work as a digital publisher in the first place. If you know your why, you can easily fall back on it whenever you need a bit more push to get you through the day.
3 Ways to Stay Motivated
Now that we've talked about anticipating loss of motivation, let's look at the three best ways to stay motivated once you start feeling discouraged and beaten down.
1. Stay Optimistic
As cheesy as it sounds, the first thing to do when you feel discouraged is to stay optimistic. Staying optimistic can help you focus on the positives, ensuring that you don't make any rash decisions out of pure emotion.
You can stay optimistic by looking at all the benefits of working for yourself. For example, working as a digital publisher is a lot of work, but it allows you more freedom over your schedule and your finances, which are two things most digital publishers love.
You can also stay optimistic by looking at all of your past and current successes. This will allow you to not get bogged down by any failures or overwhelming obstacles ahead. Take the time to write out all of your little successes to make them seem more realistic.
Go a step further by actually celebrating your little successes. Little successes may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things but celebrating them can make you feel much more energetic and enthused to push through.
2. Take A Break
The next way to stay motivated is to take a break. Whenever you feel discouraged and beat down, it s your body's way of telling you that you need a break. Many digital publishers have a terrible work to life ratio since they manage everything themselves. Don't forget to take a break and breathe.
This includes weekend and holiday breaks, as well as breaks throughout the day. Make sure to take at least 30 minutes for lunch and take small breaks throughout the day so you don't feel completely overworked by night time.
3. Fall Back On Your Why
As we mentioned already, fall back on your why. Falling back on your why can help you stay motivated and look towards the future.
Join our strategic growth network for more advice and support on how to stay motivated as a digital publisher.