Internet marketing consultants, or any type of consultant for that matter, are notorious for having incredibly busy schedules that can change at a moment’s notice. As a consultant, your time is spent based on what your clients require and what your schedule allows. A routine, particularly in the morning, is profoundly helpful in getting consultants in the right mindset, motivated, and ready for the day ahead.
- Practice positive self-talk. Did you know that we say 300 to 1000 words to ourselves every single minute? Because of this, self-talk is a positive way to get through a stressful day. If you’re having a difficult time with a client or experiencing a creative slump, just tell yourself that everything is fine and think positively. Begin the day by telling yourself how great it’s going to be!
- Visualize tackling tasks. Visualization has proven to be effective for many athletes who need to stay tough during competition. However, it’s more than seeing yourself at the finish line. See yourself completing tasks by visualizing yourself being focused, checking items off your checklist, and going through the motions. Doing this will give you the confidence to tackle those tasks and stay ahead of your day.
- Work on your hardest tasks first. Getting the tough things out of the way makes the rest of the day feel like a breeze. It’s been proven that motivation and willpower dwindle throughout the day, making your morning the best time to put all of your attention on the hardest project, meeting or activity.
- Don’t give up your power. Thinking that someone is driving your crazy or that a project is wearing you thin only gives power to that person or project. When you get into this mindset, think to yourself the following: Your world is what you make it. Life is happening for you, not to you. You will be in control once you start believing you are in control.
- Exercise and prioritize your health. It’s been scientifically proven that being physically strong is imperative to being mentally strong. Exercise has shown to reduce anxiety and stress, among many other benefits. Squeezing in a workout and having healthy meals ready for the day will pay off in both the short term and the long run.
Life as an Internet marketing consultant can be incredibly busy and task-oriented but also exciting and rewarding! To get through the crazy times you need the right morning routine. It all starts with waking up with a mental toughness and positivity that will get you prepared for what lies ahead. With these tips, you can not only improve your mental resilience, you can also improve your working life as well.