Any routine can become a rut after a while. The routine is usually somewhat if not entirely necessary in order to get the tasks done that run your business. These tasks may include marketing and sales as well as administrative and technical duties. So right off the bat you have a variety of things to do.
While some people in their working career may have enjoyed multi-tasking and having different, variable things to do in their job, the majority of jobs have a limited scope of duties. If we are not really happy with our jobs for whatever reason, all such activity can add up to drudgery. This is particularly true if we are not making enough money or are working in a hostile or stressful environment.
One of the beautiful things about having a home business is being able to do things whenever they fit in with your life, as long as they are still considered a priority. If you look at a 24-hour clock rather than the traditional 8-hour work day – you can see you have a lot more time (3x as much time) to get maybe 8-hours of work into. So it makes no difference if you do task a, b, and c at 8:am or 12:pm or for that matter 8:pm. If you feel more like doing task d, e and f first – that’s fine – you are the boss.
Something else that may really help to prevent boredom while working from home is if you can juggle a few extra projects now and then – say for a little extra money. Or ideally, if you have another ‘passion’ that would lend itself to a seasonal or occasional frequency, “just for fun” (and some extra profit!), this could also help prevent you from getting into a bored, complacent rut that really makes it hard for you to stay fully engaged and enthused about what we are doing.
For example if you had an artistic bent and wanted to create some gift items for the holidays. It could involve ceramics, baking, candy, soap or candle-making for a few examples. Or even something more simple to facilitate like selling sports memorabilia according to the seasons. There are many ideas you could think of when you look at business from the perspective of hobbies and interests.
It could work really well to balance your business too, because for example when the concept of ‘multiple streams of income’ is considered, in this scenario you have your regular day-to-day business that is your ‘bread and butter’ and it may slow down at the very seasons when a gift related business would be most busy. So you see one thing balances the other. Who knows – you could even have a ‘banner year’ when you make money in ALL seasons!