When I first considered leaving the NHS and working for myself from home I wasn’t sure whether I had the motivation and discipline to succeed in running a business on my own. I wondered if I could ever have the level of commitment needed, or whether I might be more likely to be distracted by other jobs I had to do, such as the housework!
I soon realised though that because I was passionate about my work, it was easy to prioritise it and actually I soon found the difficulty for me came from being disciplined enough to actually stop working. When I was employed and had a half hour drive to work it was easier to switch off and I often didn’t even think about work-related stuff until the next day I was at work. Living and working at home though can make switching off more difficult, so it is important to set your own boundaries and make sure you do take time out from work for family and self-care.