Finding motivation to finish personal projects

michelleedesign - Do you have any tips that you use to help give you more creative motivation? And what do you do to help get you out of a slump? Thanks :)

thadcoxdesign - I have to treat any personal projects the same as real ones if I want to get them done. This means setting deadlines, making them a priority and scheduling them into my workload alongside actual projects.

I also find personal projects get sidetracked as nobody is expecting them, so make yourself accountable to someone. Arrange a meeting to present it to someone you admire and respect.

By doing this you have managed to create a deadline, expectations and consequences all in one go. This will not only give you focus, but the added pressure will force you out of any slump.

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