Freelancing is not just a job, it’s the passion and a lifestyle. Its ironic just because of the balance of life and search of work gives the motivations and derives more to freelancing.
Well is it possible for work or life balance.? So answer is in form of yes. But balanced life takes some planning, it is not perfectly and not always. In some times you feel your work is more balanced but sometimes you don’t agree with your decision. Its the normal thing.
This post helping your to integrate your freelancing career into the rest of life. You have to finding a better work or life with the bit of your work.
What enables you to do your best work?
Well in the first morning you are most creative or in late night?
From which you inspires, some freelancer are inspired by art, nature or music.
Are you feel relax to work anywhere or clutter bother you?
If you understand your efficiency or what enables you to do you work, then be sure that your environment fits the bill.
You have to committed that how much time you devote to freelance work each day. If you working eight hours from home then it still takes eight hours to complete. Many freelancers handle more than they possible do. At home you feel relax but as a freelancer doesn’t mean you can suddenly achieve the two many projects at once. Your rates must be high enough so you don’t take pressure on more you can realistically handle.
Plan for Breaks
Taking a break is the important factor for your work or life balance. When you felt you need break you must like it. As a freelancer, you may not have to ask a boss for permission to take a vacation–but you still need to make plans to make sure that vacation happens.
In the case of freelancer you don’t need to ask anyone for permission to take vacation but plan is the necessary thing that vacation happens.
Here are some easy steps to get ready for a freelancing vacation:
You should notify long-term to clients that you will be taking a vacation.
Plan what you will tell new prospects who contact you immediately before or during your time off.
Well in the break time some freelancer go completely off the grid while check mail. You should decide how connected you will in the break period.
Don’t Reinvent Everything
Your client want creative and fresh ideas he paid you for origional work.Your work is origional so you must adapt the following criteria or situations for each new situation and must develop standard responses.
Initial contact letter
You devote alot of times for many people like clients, friends, family. etc. Nurturing yourself you have to schedule some time each day. If you want to live a balanced life then must adapt the things that will help you to feel relax. It will be in prayer, hobby, meditation etc. Just spend enough time that you need to feel good and healthy for that day.