If you are a freelancer, chances are you’ve seen an uptick in business in this very freelance friendly economy. But as all hired hands know, there are ebbs and flows to project based work that can be exhausting, scary, and just plain annoying.If you live in a big city like New York, it’s not easy to take time out and time off and not feel anxious about whether you’ll ever work again (of course you will).
Often the quiet times will force us to be introspective in terms of where we’re headed, what we want to do next, and what sandbox we want to play in once the phone starts ringing. But here’s the thing- going within can lead to inactivity and too much time spent in one’s brain. If you’re looking for ways to know what’s right for your future career path, why not do the opposite and go “without”? Instead of staying in, get off the sofa and absorb the bounty of the world around you and most importantly, be productive and enjoy your time off.
Here are five ways to get out of your own head (and out of your own way) during down time between projects: