5 Steps to Help You Relax this Holiday Season

Many of us work more than we should, and some of us are holding down another job while building a freelance career. On top of that we have family, friends, and home responsibilities, and we’re getting ready for the holiday season. Often we end up wearing ourselves out, possibly getting Continue Reading

I’ve Made Mistakes

We all have, right? We think we know exactly what is needed in order to get things done, then realize what we thought we knew isn’t going to work. Something didn’t happen, or we misunderstood things. Whatever the cause, something did not work out as planned. This is fine. I Continue Reading

What do I Enjoy Most About Writing?

When I’m in the process of writing, I’m not thinking about anything else. No matter where I am, inside or out, I’m in a zone. Anything could happen around me, and I’d most likely be oblivious. Because of this, I actually get quite relaxed. I’m not always one to relax, Continue Reading

Benefits Of Working Outside

Have I mentioned that I love taking my work outside? I do. I love being out in the fresh air. Unfortunately, I rent. My neighbors don’t stop to think that I may be too busy to hang out when they notice me out there typing away. So I cannot work Continue Reading

Keep Moving Forward

Do you ever feel like you’ll never be as successful as you want? Completely overwhelmed with everything you have taken on? Like you have taken on too much? If so, maybe it is time to sit back, reevaluate your priorities, make a plan, and then move forward. Are you ready? Continue Reading

Don’t be too Hard on Yourself

As a freelancer, it becomes evident that you are not always going to get what you want. Things are not always going to go as planned. You are not always going to be able to pull everything off, like getting dinner on the table for your family when the deadline 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

Taking Time Off

Even those of us who love our careers need to take at least a little time off. It is good for us to do this once in a while, even if only for a few hours. During this time, we might do a number of things. Or maybe we will Continue Reading

Relieving Stress

Building a freelance career can be stressful. You may be working long hours, especially during the first year. You might have clients that are difficult to please. Perhaps you are working a ‘day job’ as well as building your career, or you are having difficulty training your family to allow Continue Reading