Spring has finally sprung! Thank f@#$ing God! Now that it’s warmer in some areas of the country, it’s time to shed our winter coats for flirty sundresses, roadtrips to the beach, and tons of outdoor adventures. But if you run your own business, chances are that you’ll miss out on all of this gorgeous weather as you endlessly toll away at your freelance workload.
So how does a freelancer balance their busy work schedule with some fun in the sun? Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way to ensure you work hard and play even harder.
Take Care of Yourself
As I’ve mentioned before, you are your number one asset. This means giving yourself enough time to meet deadlines but also enjoy your passions. If you haven’t already, schedule out designated work hours every day. When your hours are up, shut the door to your office and concentrate on things you enjoy.
Rise with the Sun
Nothing makes my day better than making the most of my morning. Thanks to Daylight Savings, we get to enjoy an extra hour or two of light in the evening, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the sun’s rays in the A.M. Try to get up an hour earlier each day and go outside. Whether that’s taking a jog, walking your dog, or just enjoying your coffee on the balcony, these little morning rituals can make a world of difference.
Don’t Work on the Weekends
This is a biggie. A lot of us freelancers feel guilty about stepping away from our computers for only a second. Meet your deadlines during the week to the best of your ability and leave your weekends open. Believe me, you’ll thank yourself later. You have all of next winter to hole up inside and write.
How do you guys enjoy the springtime while still meeting deadlines?