Give Yourself a Break

Give Yourself a Break

When you switch from a commuting job to a work at home job, it is easy to get overly excited about working from home.  What I mean is that you can get so into your working task that you do it nonstop for hours at a time.  You do not take any breaks because you feel like it is not something you really need.  Plus you do not want to waste time that you personally feel is better utilized to make money.

As a freelancer who works from home, I sometimes feel like I should push myself to work nonstop.  There is so much to do, and I won’t be getting paid until I do them.  So why not push away the thought of having a break in the middle of the day?  I could get so much more done if I don’t interrupt my work.

Even though I might sometimes think that breaks get in the way of working, deep down I know better.  When I spend too many consecutive hours working without a break, my brain tends to get a little foggy.  I become unable to think as clearly as I should, and ideas come at a much slower pace.

There is no doubt about the fact that taking breaks reduce the amount of time that I spend working on my work at home job.  However, it allows me to have better focus during the time that I do work.  In the end, I find myself being able to get more done when I do take time out for a break.