Balance is a significant thing in life. Everything that is important should be given attention which includes one’s health and well-being. Some people are busy working and could no longer give attention to themselves. Workaholic people tend to forget the value of their own health. Some even disregard mere meals and sleep spending more time working. Well, you have to think that when you get sick, you will no longer be able to do the things you are doing today.

This post is for people who have focused much on work and have forgotten how important their own health conditions are. We have previously posted an article on How You Can Stay Fit and Healthy as a Designer. This can be a good guide for you in staying healthy but for now, let us take a look at how it can benefit you. Check on what freelancers like you can get for staying healthy.

1. Be able to work well.

Be able to work well

When you are healthy, you will surely be able to work well. Being able to work well means that you can be more productive and you will also have good outputs. This is good for your design business since you can satisfy your client. You can even get good recommendations for your client’s friends and colleagues.

2. Be able to focus.

Be able to focus

Another benefit of being healthy is being able to focus on what you are working with. Focusing on a project can help you come up of with better designs. You can also get to see every valuable detail of the project. You can also make sure that what your client wants for the project will be applied to it. Concentration is important especially if you have lots of projects. This can help you to focus on a project you are working on. Be sure to have notes for every project so that you won’t be mix up the specifications of different projects. Learn note-taking on client meetings so you can use it to be on the right track for a project.

3. Happiness.


Everyone wants to feel happy. You will not be completely happy if you are not healthy. Being happy can give you a good feeling about yourself. You will also have a better outlook in life which can be seen in your work. Your designs can reflect how you feel at a moment. So, if you are happy, your designs will also look good and lively.

4. Good relationships.

Good relationships

Life is not just about work. It is also about relationships. This includes friendship, family relationships and romantic relationship. When you are healthy, you will be in good mood and you can interact with other people well. You can laugh and smile with them instead of being grumpy.

5. Better client interaction.

Better client interaction

Part of having good social relationship is being able to deal well with clients. When you feel healthy, it is easier for you to understand situations and issues from clients. This can help you to settle things easier and you can also give smart solutions for some client problems. You can also easily resolve complaints and fix some corrections for your designs.

6. Sustained creativity.

Sustained creativity

You will not be able to come up with good designs if you are sick and if you don’t feel well. It will also be hard for you to stay creative. You might be able to think of a certain design but you will not be contented because you know that it isn’t your best. But when you had enough sleep and you eat healthy food, you will observe that you think better and your designs will also look more creative and artistic.

7. Happily coping with loads of work.

Happily coping with loads of work

It is important to stay healthy especially if you have tons of work to do. If you get sick, you will not be able to work on your projects. Aside from disappointing your clients for not being able to finish on time, you will also have lesser earnings. While if you are healthy, you can be productive and you can get better results with work. If you think you are a workaholic, you can still be healthy. You can check our Health and Wellness Tips for Workaholic Graphic Designers.

8. Work-life balance.

Work-life balance

It would really be fulfilling if you can work and have good balance at the same time. Bear in mind that life isn’t about work only. When you are healthy, you could look into the other good things in life and you will be able to give attention to it. This is because you feel well and this leads you to seeing more of things. Having work-life balance is a satisfying thing for anyone.

9. At ease when working.

At ease when working

It doesn’t mean that just because you are busy with work that you could be stressed already. Well, if your body isn’t in a good condition, there is a big chance for that to happen. But when you are healthy, you can work happily and remain relaxed while working.

10. You feel well with yourself.

You feel well with yourself

Of course, when you are healthy, you will also feel good about yourself. Having this kind of feeling makes life a lot easier since you can deal on a lot of situations well. You will also have better work performance. Feeling good about yourself can positively affect everything that you are doing in life.

It’s Your Turn Now

It isn’t hard to keep yourself healthy. What is needed is for you to give attention to yourself and your needs. In the end, it is you who will benefit much from it. The grandest benefit of staying healthy is not just for your freelance career but for being able to live longer and enjoy the best things of life for a longer time. Are you giving attention to your health? What benefits did it give you?

Kareen Liez

About the author: A Civil Engineer who has a construction business and a youth volunteer for a civic organization. She also contributes for a local newspaper due to her unwavering passion to write.