Day 40(?): How To Rejoin WA
As some of you may (or may not) know, I recently got back from a holiday.
I was shocked at how hard it was to get back into the rythmn of things at WA, and so I thought it might be beneficial to put together a quick little list of the things that helped me!
Of course, these tips also apply to people who have left and rejoined WA, or maybe are even just losing motivation for working!
Here are the 5 things that really made it possible to settle back into my routine:
1: Don't try working the day you get back.
I'm guilty of this one- I got back from holiday, saw that my traffic had dropped, and immediately thought 'I need to get back to work NOW'.
But I just couldn't. I was sluggish and it felt wrong, so I decided to just give myself the rest of the day off.
When I came back to it a day or two later I felt much better; I think it took me a day or two just to get my bearings again!
2: Start slow- ease yourself in.
Even though the days off had given me time to reenergise, I wasn't in the habit of writing. So when I tried writing a blog post- I got stuck at around 200 words.
Every 100 words felt like I was shifting a mountain; I just couldn't get it down!
So I went and did some easier 'maintanance' jobs like pinning to Pinterest and sharing my social accounts at WA, until I felt I was 'warmed up' enough to give it another go.
This really helped!
3: Ignore the traffic
If your site is huge and already well established this might not happen to you, but if you're in the same position as me and your site is still in progress, there is going to be a drop off in traffic while you're away.
Try not to bother frantically checking your analytics or waiting for it to go back up, just concentrate on getting back to creating content.
4: Remind yourself of your money goals
When I got back I also found that due to my lost momentum, I had actually also lost motivation.
What helped me was going and looking back at my 'money goals' and studying the reasons I wanted to succeed at WA in the first place!
Incidentally, while I was feeling discouraged, I happened to notice my that I had actually made three Amazon sales without noticing!
This was a huge boost as it reminded me that I WAS on the right track and I just needed to keep going where I left off.
5: Don't stress!
A week off may seem like a big deal, but it won't hurt you to take some time off and relax! And an important part of easing yourself back into WA is to not be constantly thinking about it while you're away!
Just enjoy your holiday and follow the 5 steps above when you get back.
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