5 Tips to Shake Off the Casual January Work Vibe

Let’s face it, February is the first month of the working year, especially for those of us who eschew the traditional 9 to 5. January is a mish-mash of work and holiday and family and long weekends. For those of us who telecommute, work from home, own a small business or consult, January is the reason we do what we do. We run the payroll from the beach or call clients poolside. We fit work around the kids. We catch up where we can. There’s no clocking on. As long as the work gets done, we’re sweet.



But February is here. The kids are back at school and you know it’s time to shake off the casual January vibe. It’s time to saddle up for a high performance, productive 2019.

Here are 5 psychologist-recommended tips to get you started:


Don’t wait for motivation. Just start.