Arbitrary or not, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to show a little love. It doesn’t have to be all about romance. As a freelancer your success can depend heavily on how good you’re feeling.
Take care of yourself and you’ll be better placed to confidently smash that next project. So this Valentine’s Day why not buck the trend and choose to shower yourself with love instead. Here’s 5 ways to treat yourself as a freelancer…
1. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed
One of the best things about working as a freelancer is that you can choose your own hours. If you’re feeling a bit run down and worn out why not treat yourself to a lie-in this Valentine’s Day and then indulge in a reviving, energy-boosting, leisurely breakfast.
2. Get pampered
Working for yourself can be a strain: when everything depends on you, you can end up carrying a lot of weight on your shoulders. Book yourself a little treat like a massage to work out the kinks. Or head to the spa and let someone else take care of you for a change. If your budget doesn’t stretch to that, run yourself a hot bubble bath and indulge in a decadent afternoon soak in the tub (while everyone else is in the office).
3. Write yourself a love letter
As a boss it’s important to make sure your staff feel appreciated. This doesn’t stop being true when you become your own boss. Make a list of your achievements over the last year to remind yourself how far you’ve come. Write down how you’ve grown your business and what you’ve done well and pore over all the nice feedback you’ve received from clients. Raise a glass to toast your hard work and your success.
4. Spend time with someone you love
Take full advantage of flexible working this Valentine’s Day and break your routine to spend time with someone who makes you smile. Maybe you’re lucky and you get to spend the day with the person you love. Maybe you finish early for happy hour drinks with your single friends. Maybe you head to that restaurant you’ve been eyeing up for lunch with a close friend or fellow freelancer. Or maybe it’s an afternoon walk with your most beloved colleague – your dog.
5. Treat yourself to a Valentine’s gift
Have you been eyeing something up all year but convinced yourself you really shouldn’t? It could be a coveted luxury item or even something practical that’s going to make your life that little bit easier. It could be something small that will make you smile – like a World’s Best Boss mug for your afternoon brew? Treat yourself, you deserve it!
Posted by The Secret Businessman