Go on a Personal & Creativity Retreat

Not that you really have to go anywhere, I plan to take mine right at home – and in the general area. Or, if you prefer, a trip away from home would also be wonderful.  I was filling out my notebook, reading on Leonie Dawson’s blog, when I came across Continue Reading

Get Out and Do Things

Getting out to do things is as important a part of life as family, friends, and working toward career goals. It is not good to stay inside all the time, even though some winters are so bad you can’t help it. I know. I have asthma, and extreme cold keeps Continue Reading

Take Breaks

It is important not to get so into your work that you do not take breaks throughout the day, week, month, and year. Every person needs at least a few minutes here and there to rejuvenate, mentally and emotionally, physically, personally, and for work. Doing so will put you in Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo: Keepin’ it Real, Keepin’ it Healthy

Embed from Getty Images With NaNoWriMo starting November 1st, it is a good idea to start thinking about how to get through that month as smoothly as possible. We want to come through the other end in relatively good health, physically and mentally. November, after all, is a darn stressful, Continue Reading

Take Some Downtime

Downtime is important for you, your business, and your creative mind. Taking time away from your freelance business provides your body and your mind with the break needed to rest and rejuvenate. How long should downtime be? That depends on you. First, consider taking at least one day off each Continue Reading

Advice for the New Freelancer

Whether you want to be a freelance writer, photographer or (insert career here), I would like to give you some advice to get you started along your path. 1. Find your motivation, and keep it in mind at all times. This may be anything from ‘I need to eat!’ to Continue Reading

Take a Personal Day!

My last post centered on vacation time necessary to keep our minds clear and focused. Freelancers should also schedule a personal day once every month or two. This day will allow you to focus on other things in your life that need to be done, or may be used as Continue Reading

Vacation!

Whether your freelance career provides you with a lot of physical activity or uses mostly brain power, you will find yourself needing to take a break at different points in your career. I suggest at least three vacations (or mini vacations) per year. Why? Physical activity takes a lot out Continue Reading

Staying Healthy

Staying healthy is an important aspect of life. It can be difficult to do this when you have a solitary freelance career, depending on your concentration. A writer spends a lot of time sitting. A photographer may not be placing themselves in enough social situations. There are many areas of Continue Reading

Taking a Break (of sorts) for the Holidays

Happy Holidays to all of you! Tomorrow is Yule, Christmas Eve and Christmas day are the 24th & 25th, and then the New year is upon us. During that time, you will see a decrease in the number of posts – don’t worry, the frequency will pick back up again Continue Reading