How to do things you don’t want to do

The sun has set, and evening stars have started to appear. I can feel the night air as I close my window to begin my freelancing job. My work as a virtual assistant is exciting, and even though I get familiar with the tasks over time, sometimes I get nervous knowing some tasks wouldn't be easy. 

So, I've been tackling something I really don't like... but I have to. I keep telling myself, "THIS TOO SHALL PASS!" or "This is just temporary, and it'll be over soon." Human as I am, I get overcome with a feeling of helplessness, so I start feeling like shit again. I couldn't help feeling like the mountain of tasks was too big for me to conquer alone. As minutes turned into hours, my stress levels grew higher and higher. Does anyone else feel like that? What do you do to keep yourself going? 

Today, I'll share with you a few ways that help me finish my job. So, here are some tips for tackling work that you don't want to do:

1. Break it down: Sometimes tasks can feel overwhelming, so try breaking them down into smaller, more manageable pieces. This can make the task feel less daunting and help you get started.

2. Start with the hardest part: If there's a particularly challenging aspect of the work, try starting with that first while you're fresh and energized. Once you've completed the hardest part, the rest will likely feel easier.

3. Set a timer: Give yourself a set amount of time to work on the task - say 25 minutes - and then take a break. This technique, known as the Pomodoro Technique, can help you stay focused and motivated.

4. Reward yourself: Promise yourself a reward once you've completed the task - maybe it's your favorite snack or an episode of your favorite TV show. Having something to look forward to can help motivate you to finish.

Remember, everyone has tasks they don't want to do from time to time. But by breaking them down, starting strong, using techniques like timers, and rewarding yourself when you're done, you'll be able to power through and get things done!

The decade of freelancing has in fact prepared me for things like this. I have realized that no matter how daunting or difficult the tasks were, I could always find a way to complete them successfully if I stayed focused and kept motivated. Even though freelancing isn't always easy, knowing that you have the skill set to tackle any challenge head-on is an amazing feeling!

May your leap into the world of freelancing be also filled with great opportunities, exciting challenges, and endless possibilities. Good luck!

P.S. Are you an entrepreneur who is trying to make it big, but you don't have time to do everything yourself? You're probably feeling overwhelmed and stressed out because you're trying to do too much by yourself. 

That's where I come in! I can help take some of the load off your shoulders. By having me as your virtual assistant, you can delegate tasks that are taking up too much of your time and energy. I'm proud to say I'm an expert task ticker who can help keep you on track so you can focus on what's important - growing your business.

Delegate the tasks you dread to me, so you can finally have a break. ☀️

Let's schedule a quick call together, so we can assess how I can help lighten your load as your virtual assistant. 

I can take care of tasks that are draining your time and energy, so you can focus on other priorities. 

☎️ 📞

Maria Franco