Freelance

Reasons Why One Should Consider Taking a Break from Freelancing

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Freelancing is a kind of job where you work at home and you could actually choose as to what time you would like to work. The important thing about freelancing is the right attitude and self-discipline. So, there is really no need to pressure yourself into working too much. You have chosen this kind of job in the first place so that you will get away from the more stressful life of being employed. You are your own boss in freelancing. You also deserve a break once in a while.

Yet, some freelancers are afraid to take breaks thinking that they would just be wasting time. Of course not! Taking breaks are part of your freelance work. You will turn into a zombie if you will keep on working and not take breaks. Short breaks should be done every day while working. Long breaks could also be done from time to time in order to have fun and unwind. We will give you 12 good reasons why you need to consider taking a break from freelancing. Here they are:

1. To re-fuel creativity.

To re-fuel creativity
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Once in a while, one needs to take a break in order to refuel their creativity. This is needed because when one is so focused with work, he tends to feel drained especially in terms of creativity. While working too much, one will no longer be happy and satisfied with the output because his creative thinking seemed to lessen. This is due to overwork and too much thinking. Hence, it would be a great advantage on your part if you take a break.

2. To relax.

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Well, everyone would like to relax. You can do that in different ways. You can have a massage or you just do other things like your hobbies. This way, you’ll get to think of other things away from work. You will be able to relax both your mind and your body. After that, you can observe that you can get better outputs.

3. To brush away stress.

To brush away stress
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Stress is something that no one would ever like to experience but with this busy world, one would find it hard to escape from it. One would feel stressed out especially when he got tons of work to do. So, take a break so you can shoo away stress. Each individual has different ways of freeing themselves from stress. Try to know what works well for you.

4. To get more inspiration.

To get more inspiration
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When you are busy working and your attention is locked in your working area, you might not be able to see the better things from the outside world. So, go out and get more inspiration that would also make your work better. You can also spend some time browsing the internet on new things that you could help you with your design work.

5. To have more time to think.

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One will also have more time to think not just about work but also on other important things while taking a break. When you are working, you tend to be occupied with what you are doing that you will not be able to think a lot on other important things for you. But you can do that when you take a break. You will be able to think better and come up with new ideas and good decisions.

6. To learn and discover new things.

To learn and discover new things
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There are so much new things that one can discover especially when he go beyond the limits of his own world. Working all the time won’t let you do this. You have to spread your wings even more in order for you to learn and discover some new things that would be vital for your improvement. It would also be good for you if you expand your horizon with these new things.

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7. To have time for yourself.

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Well, even people who love to socialize needs some “me” time. This means that having time for yourself. Doing this can help you know yourself even more. You will be able to determine your strengths and develop it. You can also learn what your weaknesses are and try to overcome it. You can also have time to ponder on many things. Sometimes, spending time alone without working is big help for you.

8. To consider your health.

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Your health condition might be taken for granted when you are busy freelancing. So, take breaks in order to get some rest. It is also time for you to consider your health. You can visit a doctor for your regular check-up. Or you can merely stretch, get some fresh air, take your vitamins and eat healthy food.

9. To have fun.

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The adage that says “all work and no play, makes you a dull person” is still true. So, have fun. Being a workaholic won’t help you. Do what you want to do. Every person has different ideas on “having fun”. So, take a break and have fun in whatever way you want.

10. To develop relationships.

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Your life would be so dull if you will just keep on working and forget about the people who are special in your life. That includes your family, friends and your special someone. These people are the most important people in your life. They could even be the reason why you are working hard. So, do not take them for granted. Take a break and spend time with them.

11. To stretch those muscles.

To stretch those muscles
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Your life would be so dull if you will just keep on working and forget about the people who are special in your life. That includes your family, friends and your special someone. These people are the most important people in your life. They could even be the reason why you are working hard. So, do not take them for granted. Take a break and spend time with them.

12. To travel.

To travel
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For sure, you will love this one. Anyone would love to see places. If you do, you are not just taking a good break but it is also a good chance for you to discover new things and to get new source of inspiration. There would surely be some things that you will see in the places that you visit that would be inspiring for you. You can use that in your next design project. So, go take a break!

It’s Your Turn Now

After reading this, you might be able to decide that you really need to take a break. Do not be afraid to spend time away from work. Work is just there. You can always go back to work after you have recharged. Your clients will also understand that because even them needs time to rest. So, do not hesitate to take breaks-may that be long or short ones. Did you get something from this post? What can you say?

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  • rickymartin

    Your words written here ring true in so many ways we cannot count. Nice sharing.