Copyright 2010 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life
How many jobs do you have?
I have many: Mother, housekeeper, freelance writer, chef, blogger and more. I wear many hats, as I am sure that you do.
How do I balance it all? It is not easy. My daughters are 21 and 18, so I do not have to care for them every day. I am still very busy, however. I have household and family obligations. I have six cats to care for. If anything is let go so that I can work or have fun, it is the housekeeping.
I try to cook and clean during frequent breaks from my work. This is not usually difficult, as I work from home. Unless, of course, I have deadlines or an emergency pops up. During those times, the housekeeping suffers. I cannot always keep up with everything. I am not perfect.
To stay ahead of the game somewhat, I have a few things that I try to incorporate:
Quick Writing Tip
Write from your experiences in daily life.
5 Writing Prompts
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. ~Henry Matisse~
Create a schedule that will afford you time to concentrate on building your freelance career.
In my Special Report, Your Teen Can Help Your Freelance Career, you will see how it is possible for your teenager to help you out while you are building your freelance career and how much, if anything, you should pay him or her for that help.
Teens can be a big help with:
* Their younger siblings.
* Keeping up the house.
* Your business tasks.
In this special report, A Freelancer’s Helper, I will show you the value of having people to help you with every day tasks while you work. Each person will have different needs, and this report will help you to decide what help would be best for your circumstances.