Do you want to work from home, but you have trouble visualizing it?
- Maybe you have a vision in your mind, but you don’t know how to express it.
- Or maybe you have a thousand ideas and visions, but you don’t know if you can achieve it.
The world of freelancing is closer than you think. See this article! So if you have any trouble visualizing what your life will be like, here are 3 Tips to help you create your vision:
3 Tips for Creating your Vision of Work from Home
Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to join a Mama Online course with Carmela Fleury. One of Carmela’s tips was to make a vision board, and post it on your wall (or even in your toilet!) to help you visualize what you want to achieve.
The concept of a vision board is that it represents your desires and aspirations for your life, and can help you to make your dreams come true. You could use a range of pictures, perhaps including something like the picture above which shows a home office with a view of the forest outside. So beautiful!
I personally have my vision board on my wall where I work at my desk in my kitchen. I look at it daily (usually in the morning and evening) and it does genuinely bring hope and positive energy to my days.
It is also recommended to be aware of “synchronicity” in your life, when you start to notice little things happening in real life that fit perfectly with your vision board. Perhaps your vision board and your positive thinking actually attracted these things to happen!
Networking with other people who work remotely can be an amazing boost for your vision.
If you work in an office right now, it can be extremely difficult to visualize what it looks like to work remotely. So communicating with people who are already doing it, and listening to their stories and how they overcome challenges and achieve their goals, can be wonderfully empowering.
Networking also has the added advantage of helping to bring in gigs for you. My Japanese colleague said to me a few years ago, that the key to start working remotely is to have a good network which will introduce you to new projects.
Usually the thing that stops people from choosing to “work from home” is the worry about finances.
Often the question is: Can I make enough money to support my family if I “work from home”?
It is true it is a big shift from working at a company and receiving a salary every month. But it is not impossible!
My tip is to re-think about your lifestyle. Do you really need a big house and a big car to be happy? Do you really need to buy new clothing or accessories every month? Do your kids really need new toys and digital devices all the time?
For me, minimalism has made a HUGE positive impact on being able to create my vision for working from home. The impossible can become possible! Simply by embracing a more minimal lifestyle and reducing costs, the concept of working from home becomes more achievable.
I hope these tips help you!
Please share your tips if you are going through the same process of working towards your goal of working from home. Or if you have already achieved it, please share your wisdom too!