A successful freelancer needs to have a good attitude and strong drive. In addition, freelancers make their own work schedules and deadlines, and therefore they must be self-disciplined and motivated. It doesn’t matter if you are freelancing locally or remotely with international clients. These are some of the life changing tips you can follow.
Some Tips For That Include:
1. Get Up Early
Freelancers can start their day earlier than usual because there’s no one telling them what time to get up or make coffee.
It is easier for most people to be productive in the morning instead of later in the afternoon, so set an alarm for whatever time you would like to wake up at (maybe even an hour or two before work), drink your cup of joe, exercise, eat breakfast, shower, and then start working on your project.
For some people, it might be easier to work in the early morning, but for others, it might be better to work at night. But, again, everyone is different, so find when your most productive hours happen and then do your best to make a habit out of working during those times.
2. Keep A Clean Workspace
If you have a messy desk with papers all over the place, you will constantly feel distracted and will probably not get much work done. Create a schedule for yourself where you go through any unfinished projects by either finishing them or filing them away properly in folders, drawers, etc.
Even if your mac won’t update, ensure to get rid of clutter because it only serves as an unnecessary distraction. Also, remember that if you’re constantly surrounded by messiness, you’ll constantly feel messy inside as well!
3. Take Breaks When You Need Them
When taking a break, it is important to unplug from work so your brain can relax and refresh itself. It may be helpful for some people to take walks outside or go for a run in order to clear their heads before coming back to work with full concentration.
Even if this doesn’t necessarily happen every day, it’s still good practice to step away from the computer at least one time per day in order to recharge the energy you will need later on.
4. Get Ready For Bed Early
Some freelancers try staying up until all hours of the night working on their projects because they might feel like they have more time than usual during the morning or afternoon, but then they fall asleep later that night and have no time to sleep.
However, it’s better for your health if you stay up early, go to bed at the same time every night, and get enough sleep so that you have more energy in the morning when it’s time to wake up again.
5. Organize Your Tasks
Make a list of all the things you need to do each day/week/month, prioritize them, and then start knocking items off your list one by one. Make sure they are completed efficiently, e.g., pay attention to deadlines or due dates that are coming up soon.
It is also extremely important not to procrastinate on any work because even though there is free time in between projects, this may cause some stress later on when the next project comes on your desk and you haven’t even started anything yet.