It's the 4th of July, and all is quiet on the freelancing front. Since most of my clients are here in the US, they are taking it easy today – only one is working right now (I can see him – he's on Skype right now), but I'm sure he'll take off early though. Even some of my favorite blogs seem to be taking the day off – well deserved I say!
But I am a glutton for punishment – a workaholic if you will. I find holidays are great times for me to catch up on doing work for my own business. It's quiet, and I don't have to keep checking my email or stick close to my computer in case an important Skype message pops up. I can prepare marketing materials and blog posts for next week to give me a nice head start. I'll even work on a couple of client projects just to maintain my momentum. I can take my time and work at my own pace. I don't want sit on all of my projects and play all day today just to feel overwhelmed come Monday.
Time off is important – especially spending time with family. Most of my family has plans for a big poolside cookout tomorrow and I'm looking forward it! I'm realizing how hard it can be to know when to stop working when you run your own business – especially if you don't keep predictable hours and have little people clamoring around you all day. But you have to know when to relax and enjoy life too – balance. Hope everyone is having a great day!