Why it’s important for freelancers to take breaks

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014

I hope you had a fun Easter filled with chocolate and sunshine. Did you decide to work over the weekend or did you take time off?

I usually spend time working ON my business over the four-day Easter break. However, this year I had a long weekend off. (Well, apart from giving some initial thought to a presentation I am giving later this week.)

I spent most days over the holiday weekend walking. I strolled around Kew Gardens, I followed the Thames path at Richmond and I explored the newly-opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. (Sunday was wet, so not ideal conditions for enjoying a walk.) Today, I am back at my desk and it feels ages since last Thursday afternoon. The difference is, I also feel more refreshed.

As freelancers, it’s important for us to take time off – even if it only for a few days. It is far too easy to get sucked into working all the time. We say ‘yes’ to projects even if we know we are busy and the result is we have to spend our weekends working. But we end up not recharging our batteries.

So, I hope you also managed to take a well-deserved break at the weekend. Here’s to a productive working week – even if it is only four days.

What did you get up to over Easter? Let me know in the comments box below.

 

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