Working as a freelancer has its up side. However, it also has limitations that are unique to this type of career. For one, many freelancers find that the demanding hours of the job often place their health in jeopardy. Are you worried about health issues as a freelancer?
Here are ways you can take care of your health:
Learn to prioritize.
Your aim here is to lessen stress. Implement time management tricks to help you complete tasks before your deadline. Can you multi-task? Try that as well. The more focus you have on your assignments, the less you’ll waste time on distractions and the less you’ll suffer from stress.
Take care of your health.
Consider the things you used to do when you worked in a traditional office. Did you go to the gym? Did you eat a balanced meal? Did you take food supplements?
Now that you’re a freelancer, you probably have more time on your hands than you did when you had a regular job. Find time to exercise and maintain a balanced diet. You have no excuse now, considering that you manage your own time.
Get your own health insurance.
Since you’re not employed, your health insurance will not be covered by an employer. Protect your health by buying your own. It will cost more but you’ll be assured of much needed coverage in case you need it.
Learn how to Say no.
Are there assignments that might stress you out too much if you take them on? Consider refusing them. Sure, more assignments mean more pay but in the end, will it all be worth it if your health is in bad shape as a result? Taking care of your health as a freelancer means making sound decisions that will ultimately impact your life and your health.
What do you do to maintain your health as a freelancer? Would you mind sharing your thoughts?