I am finally continuing with the effort of writing my book again. Have to be positive and keep at it. I was writing it when it dawned on me that I should share something with all you freelancers out there. Heck, I think I can share this thought with just about all other fellow workaholics out there lah.
Your home is your sanctuary...don't turn it into the mess that we call office.
Most of us, despite how much we love what we are doing, find that even the strongest of passion, when turned into work, morphs into a huge pile of mess. You can love knitting but once you start making money out of knitting, it is going to become stressful. If baking is your thing, try baking twenty cakes in a week. The same goes for cooking, gardening...and yes, writing.
So, if you are a freelancer, this is an advice for you. Learn how to tune out of your 'work' at appropriate times. If you don't, you turn into a manic like me...*runs amok in house*
Your home is where you relax and be with your family members while they are still here with you. It is also a place where you can be completely YOU, without the fear of being judged and talked about. You are comfortable, free to think, behave and do things that makes you feel unabashedly happy.
Therefore, if you are like me, someone who is working from home, don't let the line between work and home become so blurred that you find yourself inadvertently hurrying between the two colliding worlds. Then you will be getting up at 3.30am replying emails. Not good.
Another word of advice, yes, as a working from home person, you have the privilege of wearing anything or nothing at 'work'. When doing work, wear something you wouldn't wear at home. No, power suit is not necessary. Jeans work just fine. And then when you are OFF work, take it off, run naked and be free.