As a freelancer the dream is to get paid for doing work you love. The work you love is what you sell and the service you provide.
But there is a lot more that needs to be done on a daily/weekly basis than the actual client work you signed up for.
It’s called: running your business (and life)
Not to mention:
The list is endless.
So much to do and not enough time.
Last week we talked overwhelm and how saying no to certain things is sometimes necessary.
This week, I just want you to simply give yourself a break.
As much as I truly believe (and often speak about) the importance of consistency, sometimes you just need a break. And that’s ok.
Pick one thing that you’re supposed to do, and don’t do it today (or this week).
Most importantly, be ok with it.
Whether it’s skipping a week of blogging, not sending your newsletter, not adding your recent project to your portfolio, not posting to your Facebook page or something else.
Be ok with it.
Focus on what you do have the energy & pep to do.
Come back next week with renewed energy and get back on track.
You may have a dip in traffic or “reach”, you might get a couple unsubscribes from people that have forgotten about you (who needs a Dory on their list anyway), but in the end it doesn’t change much.
You need to hustle to make this work. Hustle has got me where I am today. But when you wear so many hats, hustle only can go so far. There are only so many hours in the day.
You’re a freelancer for the freedom.
And sometimes we forget that.
Give yourself a break. (Tweet that!)