Goal: get first paying customer (day 22)
I've been posting on IH every day since I started my journey of building https://palabra.io. The past 2 weeks have been hard, I haven't felt the motivation I felt for the past 6 months but since I'm feeling much better now I decided I could share the things I've done to get back to working on the project:
Working on tasks I enjoy. For me, that's improving code and writing tests. It's the kind of thing I wouldn't do in my normal mood because it feels like a "waste" (it's not, I know). So doing this kind of thing when I'm feeling down usually helps me.
Talking to users. I haven't done this one very much tbh but every time I do I leave the conversation wanting to jump into the project.
Talking about my project with anyone. Since I usually find it embarrassing to say I haven't been working on the project for a couple of days/weeks talking about it with other people makes me want to go back to work.
Scheduling meetings even if I don't feel like going. Once again embarrassment to the rescue. Since I don't like skipping meetings scheduling them even if I don't feel like going usually helps because once it's on the calendar I feel the need to show up. For me, these were meetings to discuss the product with people I don't know.
Doing exercise and eating well. This one is a bit different from the rest but I had to add it to the list because I feel it has been of vital importance to me. When I spend a lot of time not doing these 2 I usually don't feel like doing anything. So doing exercise feels like getting back on track for me.
Hope it helps someone else and would love to hear what things you do when you feel the same.