Avoiding Burnout While Working Long Hours as a Freelancer

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Nothing is better than working from the comforts of your home. Freelancing is a boon. The freedom one gets while working from home as a freelancer has no boundaries. No wasting of time or energy or money in travel. This means you no more have to stand in long queues for your metro ticket or trying to adjust yourselves in a crowded bus. The morning hours are considered to be the best and the most productive hours of the day. How often do we miss out on those hours by just traveling? The morning blues are not new to any office goer. Freelancing comes as a respite to all these problems.

Ever thought of sleeping a bit more in the cold December morning? Or skipping office to enjoy November rain? But how many times these little dreams took a back seat as offices cannot be skipped. The work from home facility gives you the opportunity to work, increase your productivity, test your potential and take out some time for those dreams that otherwise, never see the dawn of reality. Freelancing gives you the opportunity to make the same amount of money and do the same work you like or would otherwise do, from the comfort of your home. This certainly doesn’t mean that freelancing means a bunking time.

Working from home is not for those who run away from work. Freelancing is for those who are dedicated towards their work, have zeal to excel and work with conviction. Like any other office, there are targets that have to be met, a time to complete the assigned work and maintaining the quality of the work. These three factors are very much important in any working area. The work of a freelancer is not a cake walk if the above mentioned three things are not met. Working from home requires one’s time and dedication. Research plays a very pivotal role in your approach and will ensure the maintenance of quality in your work. Working as a freelancer equips an individual to have a proper check of his/ her work. As one works from home, the freedom to do work according to one’s own will, at times, is not used properly. Then, it is up to the freelancer to see that the proper use of freedom is done so that good amount of hard work is contributed for the productivity of the company as well as to his/ her knowledge and bank account. Freelancing is a tough job for someone who looks at it as a getaway from hard work. It requires hard work, and at times more than the normal office goer. Nevertheless, work from home is a boon to those who want to earn money. It’s very congenial among students as it gives them the opportunity to make extra money. The work of freelancing, when done in a proper way can help an individual to learn lot of new things and increase his/ her knowledge bank.

Usually, while working for long hours decrease one’s productivity. The two main problems that one face while working for long hours as a freelancer are:

• Creativity block

• Burnout

There are numerous ways to counter the problem of creativity block. At times the two problems co- exist. As one works for long hours, the mind and body gets tired and results in creativity block. This eventually results in the burnout. There are different ways of avoiding burnout while working for long hours as a freelancer.

Kit-Kat Break

Kit-Kat Break

Human mind is programmed in such a way that if it is not refreshed from time to time, it exhausts. This creates a chronic problem of a creativity block which results in a burnout. Taking breaks in between the work can prove to be very helpful. The advantage of working as a freelancer is that there is no time limit, like office. In office one has to go through the 8 to 9 hours of shift. In freelancing you have the support of time on your side, so why not make use of it? Taking breaks will help your mind to relax and work better.

Walk Of Life

Walk Of Life

Whenever stuck with a burnout, take a walk, the walk of life! Walking is not only beneficial for your body, but also for your mind. Brisk walks, slowly removes stress from your mind and helps you to think better. People who work for long hours by sitting are more prone to obesity. Sitting at one place not only accumulates fat but also blocks one’s creativity. This creativity block eventually gives rise to exhaustion. A walk will help one get one’s mind back on track!

Comedy Removes Errors

Comedy Removes Errors

The problem of burnout is not new to creative minds. The age old belief of ‘a happy mind leads to a productive mind’ still rules the game. The ability to have a good sense of humour has proved to be very effective in tense situations. It frees our mind from stress and increases blood flow in the body. Watching a comedy movie or a sitcom will ensure you to work sans tension. The monotonous work at times makes the best writers err. To remove or to ensure that the work is error free, try the comic side attached to life because comedy removes errors!

Musicology

Musicology

The effect that music has on people is truly unbelievable! Music has a very intense impact on our brains, thus making it function more efficiently. The soothing symphonies of the masters like Beethoven or Mozart speaks to the heart and calms one’s mind. Listening to classical music or to your favorite songs can help your mind relax and be more focussed. Music holds the keys to serenity and listening to it while working, gives you strength and a strong mind. Listening to music helps you in avoiding burnout while working for long hours as a freelancer.

Eat Sleep Work

Eat Sleep Work

Nothing beats pressure than a good meal and sleep. Freelancing facilitates you with this as you work for long hours. Never skip your meal while working. Your body and mind both need nourishment. Taking small naps in between will ensure that your mind and body get proper rest.

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