Freelancer WorkFlow – Setting Your Pace To Suit Your Life {Video}

Hey there, do you ever feel overwhelmed about how to set a pace for completing work tasks and tending to household duties? There’s no cookie-cutter template for a creative freelancer, so be sure design a structure and set a tempo that works well for you and your clients.

Setting your pace

How and when do you work best?

Need breaks in between…fresh air walks…an exercise sesh…an afternoon siesta? Try assigning different specific tasks that match different portions of the day so you maximize your energy instead of rinsing it out. (Like how writing naturally aligns with quiet moments.)

Today, I’m sharing a short video that walks you through a combo of tasks (at home and on the go) – not as a perfect example in the least, but as encouragement for creative entrepreneurs who aspire to design a danceable and enjoyable business that aligns with your wellness.

When are you most productively alert, and when does your concentration start to dwindle a bit before you need to rest your eyes, get somethin’ to eat or stretch your legs a bit? ‘Burnout’ is no fun (been there) and even beyond that, it’s a health risk and stress magnet.

Know your season

Just like there are seasons with the weather, our businesses have seasons too. This conversation came up the other day in the studio and I found it so interesting…and real. As a freelancer (apart from any salary/stipend you’re paying yourself and clients on a set longterm retainer) monthly income can fluctuate.

There are seasons when you’re working like a militant ant colony and requests are coming in steadily, and there may be seasons where there’s a dip in the tempo until it picks up again. Whatever the season, make sure to include refreshment time along the way. By the way, that line is also going on a stickie note by my desk ’cause I need that reminder sometimes too.

There’s so much value in taking time to breathe between work tasks and include wellness on your career path.

Set a pace that works well for you – and your clients…one that makes room for your joy and health.

 

flowers pic by Joywithinblog
Walking through Bridgetown. 

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Hi there, I'm Indra, writing you from Barbados. Here you’ll find career tips for creative freelancers and refreshment reminders for everyday life. Get ready to nurture your gifts and shape a thriving business that aligns with your wellness. I'm a writer, singer, publishing entrepreneur and eco-bookstore owner who's travelled to 20 destinations so far, and now works from home. Balancing housework with business tasks and on a quest to grow more grateful each day. As a teen I almost gave up on life; now as a woman saved by grace, I'm living joyfully with purpose, encouraging others to enjoy moments of refreshment daily while growing your business. Check out posts and videos for biz tips, breathing exercises and beautiful views of Barbados. Thanks for joining the journey, and remember to follow 'Joy within' blog for firsthand updates on new posts, podcast episodes, events and giveaways coming up.

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