Why Taking a Rest Day is Essential For Freelancers

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From the Freelancers Union author Shirin McArthur.

Committing to a rest day is essential to Freelancer Wellness.

When is the last time you took an entire day off from your freelancing?

It’s a tough question, isn’t it? One of the challenges of the freelance life is that if you’re not working in the business, you’re working on it. If you’re not doing work for clients, you’re working on your website or your finances or your marketing or… the list can seem endless.

But we’re not machines. We all need to take time away from our work. We need it for many reasons and in a variety of ways. Taking a day of rest might seem like an extreme thing to do and our culture certainly doesn’t encourage it. But you could discover it’s the best way to prepare yourself to handle another week of freelancing.

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Meet Brendan, Our New Intern!

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I’m delighted to introduce you all to Brendan McKenney, our new intern. Brendan is a Senior at Arlington High School who has some very strong entrepreneural instincts. He is the founder of Heights Landscaping, a local raking and shoveling enterprise he started with his brother. Along with his brother, Brendan has enough clients to warrant an entire crew of helpers.

Brendan will be joining us for the fall semester and wants to learn everything he can about running a business. He’ll be our featured guest at our upcoming coffee break events in October. Brendan will be helping with these and other events, and will be creating a new website for his business as his internship project. Feel free to stop by to share your wisdom and your experience.

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