Using Distractions to Your Advantage and Other Efficiency Tips for Freelancers

How a break can speed you up.

It’s easy to feel guilty when you freelance. Even if you spend longer than an average workday at your computer, work weekends, nights–you probably still feel you’re not doing enough. The problem may be that you are working too much, not too little, and it’s slowing you down.

Listen to what your body is telling you the next time you get so lost in the interwebs you’ve forgotten the original reason you went online in the first place. Rather than it being a situation you need to push through, it may be a stopping point:

As for social media, if I find myself checking Facebook every two minutes, I take a moment to assess why I’m feeling the need to switch gears. Sometimes it’s my subconscious trying to tell me I need a legitimate break — a snack, a moment away from the computer or even human interaction.

For more tips to maximize your freelance workday and workload, read: 7 Ways to Be a More Productive Freelance Writer

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