February 12, 2019
Any freelancer will tell you that it can be hard to take a break from work. You might feel like you’re “slacking off” or you’re “never going to meet your deadline” or that your client will use another freelancer if you don’t respond to their email right away. I’ve been freelance writing as a side hustle since 2006 and freelancing full time since 2013 and I can tell you — take a break! Not only does taking time away from work and your desk throughout the day help you come up with article ideas, but it can help you be more creative and more productive when you return to your desk.
I don’t know about you, but I also think my back, wrists, neck and eyes need a break sitting (0r using a standing desk) and staring at the screen.
So, I came up with a list of activities freelancers or work from home employees can do to take a break so you don’t experience freelancer burn out. (Note: These are different from the suggestions I provide to help you boost your business in 15 minutes or less. Those tips are more work related.)
If you find you need help remembering to take a break, set daily reminders on your phone or calendar to pop up at the same time at least once a day. (Siri, please set a daily weekday reminder at 2 p.m. to take a break. Okay, I’ll remind you.)
Which of these would you like to try? Shoot me an email Diana (at) DianaKelly.com and let me know if any of these tips help you feel better or if you’re doing something else.
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