*Glances at clock.*
Great. It’s only 7am. That gives me about an hour until The Family is up. I can get loads of work done. I love Saturdays.
*Work work work work work*
Whew. That was an intense work session. I got loads done.
*Glances at calendar*
What!? It’s Sunday?! Where did Saturday go?
*Looks at spouse* What do you mean you took the girls to the movies without me? And you got ice cream, too? Why didn’t you ask me to go? Oh. You did. I was busy working.
All too often freelancers get into the habit of working non-stop. While this may thrill some of your clients, it can leave your family resentful, your body exhausted, and your mind dull.
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