- June 21, 2018
Four Ways Your Freelance Career Could Change Your Life
Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith to do what is right for you and your life and when it comes to work, this case often be a dilemma that you mull over for some time. We spend a lot of our time working, and because of that, it means that we can end up being governed by employers and demands that need to be met each day.
However, if you were to take that leap of faith and go freelance it could change the way you love and actually change the life that you lead. If you are intrigued then here are four ways it could do it.
Finding the Right Working Environment
You may be a freelancer right now, or I just starting out on your journey, but finding the right working environment is so important. You may have been used to an office and having your own desk, then working from home could have been a huge culture shock to you. Having a dedicated space at home can really transform the way you work. I’d you like the idea of having a place to go to then you could consider things like a shared workspace where you can connect with like minded people who may actually be doing similar things to you. Knowing what works well for you is essential and mixing up being at home and working outside of home can help you stay motivated.
Knowing the Times of Day You Are Most Productive
The next thing to think about would be when you are more likely to be at your most productive in the day. No longer do you have to conform to the nine to five, and so you may want to work out when you are motivated and creative. Some people find that this is the morning, and others find it is the evening,or even somewhere in between. Learn to get to know your mind and you can then take advantage of the times you work better. This could mean you spend less time working with the same output.
Giving You a Better Work and Home Life Balance
A freelance career really could give you a better work and home life balance as you are in complete control of when you work and how much you work. So you can find that you are around for other things you may have missed. If you are a parent this can work especially well as you can be around for children during the day.
Picking the Work That You Do
Finally, having a freelance career means you are in control of the work you do and so you can pick and choose the projects that you take on. This gives you greater flexibility and allows you to do the work that you want to do and feel passionate about, without the need to feel like you have no choice.
I hope that this has inspired you with some of the ways that your freelance career could change your life.
Had to stop and read this! Being a freelancer myself, how I feel about it depends on the type of week it’s been! However, I’ve been working this way for 5 years now, so I guess there’s something good to be said about it.
Same story here Rodney! Freelancing doesn’t always equal a better work and home life balance, especially in those first few months. But if you’re determined, you can create your own kind of balance.