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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How Proposed Health Care Changes Will Affect Freelancers

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I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly looking over my shoulder in anticipation of what Congress will do to our healthcare access if it can get its hands on it. Their latest round of proposals have some bad and some not-so-bad options, particularly when it comes to health care plans many freelancers purchase through Associations. These may be a blessing or a curse, assuming they are legislated into action. While we’re waiting to find out, here’s an interesting article by Freelancer’s Union participant Carol Poster:

How Proposed Healthcare Changes Will Affect Freelancers
by Carol Poster

The health insurance regulatory landscape in the United States may soon be changing in ways that offer new opportunities and new hazards for freelancers and entrepreneurs. The new opportunities are ones that allow sole proprietors to join Association Health Plans, Short Term Health Plans to be extended from a three-month to a 364-day maximum period, and both to be sold across state lines. The hazards are that these plans pose substantial financial risks and may destabilize ACA marketplaces, making insurance more expensive for many people.

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