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If you’re a freelancer, it can be hard to get away from your desk- and it can sometimes feel like you never get chance to take a break.
However, sometimes finding time to get away is the best way to improve your productivity– and sitting at your desk all day long can definitely be counter-intuitive.
Finding ways to break up your day with activities other than work is so important.
If you have trouble forcing yourself away from your work, don’t worry! I’m the same, and I’ve found a few simple ways to break up my day as a freelancer.
1. Get active!
One of the best ways to break up your day is to get active.
Go for a walk, head to the gym or do a home workout to take your mind off work and get a much-needed break.
I like to go for a walk after lunch. I’ve found that giving myself this break actually makes me more productive and energetic in the afternoon- and it’s a nice change from sitting at the desk.
2. Work somewhere else
If you want to break up your day as a freelancer, it can be helpful to work somewhere other than your usual spot.
Sitting at the same desk every hour of every day can get a bit boring, and it’s definitely not inspiring!
Take a trip to your local café or switch to a different room.
From freelance translation services to blogging, most online freelance work can be completed anywhere- and the change of scenery might help you clear your head and enjoy your work!
3. Meet up with someone
I love meeting up with friends and family during the day, such as going for lunch or even just a quick coffee.
It’s nice to have a chat with someone, especially as freelancing can become quite isolating if you don’t surround yourself with other people.
You could also chat to a friend on the phone to break up your day, especially if you’re feeling a bit stressed or you need a distraction.
4. Make your favourite food
One of the best ways to break up your day as a freelancer is to make some of your favourite food!
In particular, don’t forget to give yourself a proper lunch break- just like you would if you were working in a “traditional” job.
Give yourself an hour or even just half an hour to decompress, watch some TV or step away from the screen. You’ll definitely feel better for it!
5. Run some errands
It might not seem like it, but running errands is such a great way to distance yourself from work.
Go out to the shops for some food or do your housework. These tasks will take your mind off work and give yourself some much-needed head space.
Once you get back after your desk afterwards, you might even feel more inspired!
How do you like to break up your day? Do you agree with my ideas? How do you take regular breaks from your freelance work?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x