The Freelancers Academy

Time For Play

Are you busy enough? It’s time to schedule a time to play! However, that means you are going to have to outsource some things.

In the “short term”, it means setting aside time to play. In the “long term”, it means finding ways to make time to play. “In the moment”, means scheduling some time to play. In the long run, it means outsourcing activities that distract us from our core focus on playing.

One of the biggest mistakes a business owner makes is to spend too much time on the business. If you don’t take care of yourself, your business will suffer. If you want to have a healthy relationship with your business, you must give it the attention it deserves. Taking care of yourself and the people you love will make a huge difference in your productivity and your level of satisfaction.

How does taking care of yourself help your business?

When you take care of yourself, you are more productive. Self-care is an important part of life. It helps us enjoy life better and prevents us from getting sick. This is very important for us freelancers.

Aside from taking care of ourselves in terms of health and wealth, sometimes we tend to forget to give time to ourselves and we will be talking about scheduling playtime or me-time!

That being said, let’s look into the short, long term and at the moment of scheduling playtime.

Short Term Play Time

This can be done over the weekends with friends, family, fur-babies or just yourself. Find what gives you the most joy and make sure you have fun! This also means, a staycation too! And it is not “do a staycation and bring your work there”, NO! This is the perfect time to unwind and drop all your worries at home and just focus on yourself. We all deserve that break!

Long Term Play Time

This involves taking up a new hobby that you enjoy or travelling overseas via VTL (during Covid times). This usually takes up more than just a couple of days to give your brain some creative space and set your mind off work. You’ll never know sometimes, you need to get off the grid to do something completely different to gain a whole different perspective that might be beneficial for your business.

In The Moment Play Time

This is one of our favorite – in the moment. Enjoying the moment be it work or play is the best because you get to be present and feel that you’ve made a progress. In this case scheduling playtime in the moment means scheduling breaks in between your work. You can also designate a time where you only do things for yourself E.g: taking a morning stroll or doing yoga or 30mins of reading. Whatever it is, make sure it is out of work. That’s important!

If you’re looking to take time for play and need some extra pair of hands to help with your business, check out our Freelancer Starter Pack (FSP) your one-stop directory for your freelance business!

Click on the link here to find out more information!

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