How To Stay Motivated When Things Slow Down

How To Stay Motivated When Things Slow Down

Creating the perfect family cookbook is not happen overnight. It takes commitment, organization, and lots of photos and recipes to create a treasured keepsake that will last generations. Staying motivated is one of the toughest things about any long-term project like creating a cookbook.

Sometimes life gets in the way of our best intentions. We have other obligations to fulfill that make your initial expectations extend out longer than expected.

Here are some of the things you can try when your cookbook seems to be stuck in neutral.

Don’t try to do it all has a built-in tool to invite other family members to contribute recipes to your cookbook. Having additional people to add recipes makes the work go faster.

Add a co-editor – sometimes sharing the work means getting someone else to review the recipes and check for typos. This is a time consuming task that maybe you can assign to someone else in the family.

Keep it has powerful tools to allow you to personalize your family cookbook in almost any way you can imagine. However you don’t have to use them all. I consider using one of our professionally designed cookbook covers rather than creating your own. Using standard recipe layouts also can save time and energy.

Make a To do list – it’s always best if you know what tasks have to be completed in order to finish your cookbook. Take a look at the blog post 7 Steps to Create a Perfect Family Cookbook to see all the steps and know what still has to be done.

Scale back expectations – sometimes our vision for our family cookbook does not meet the reality of what the publishing system will allow. Be flexible enough to reset your expectations of what you want your cookbook to look like in order to keep the project moving forward.



Bill Rice is Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect and share food memories by creating their own printed personal cookbooks. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!