Working as a freelancer can be an amazing opportunity to enjoy both your job and your free time. Working at the hours which suit you and being able to plan your work around your life instead of vice versa is a luxury that many people cannot even imagine. However, working in freelancing is not all fun and games. When you are working from your home, it can be hard to stay on task and motivated and easy to lay on the couch eating cheese cubes and watching Sex and the City reruns. Once a freelancer gets a great rhythm for their work going, however, the possibilities for uses of free time are endless.
One great part about working as a freelancer is that it is a job that travels. Whether across the country or across the world, a freelancer is still just as connected to their work as they would be in their home office as long as they have an Internet connection. This means that regular travel, sightseeing and being a constant tourist are all totally plausible for someone who works freelance. The freedom to see and do whatever is desired without a job being at risk is a great luxury to have and one that should be taken advantage of.
Even in one’s hometown, a freelancer can easily go to the local park and pick up some city WiFi to get some fresh air and sunshine as well as a little bit of inspiration. Sitting in a coffee house watching people come and go while working is also not out of the question for a freelance employee. Workdays never have to be the same old mundane desk job, day after day. A laptop and a flash drive are all most freelancers need to pick up their job and run off with it.
While freelance work is obviously still work which requires effort and dedication, no one can begrudge freelancers the freedom to enjoy a lifestyle that is not dictated by a nine to five job. In many cases, working extremely hard and being extremely good at a job is what netted a freelancer the opportunity to have that freedom. If only everyone could simply stand up, walk away from their desk, take their computer outside and get some vitamin D, we all might be a bit more motivated and a whole lot happier with our jobs and our lives.