Take Time for Yourself to Achieve Your Goals

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Here’s another great article from The National Freelancers Union. Too much work without break time built in can actually hinder your productivity. This article explains why.

Speaking of break time, don’t forget Arlington Entrepreneurs’ upcoming Coffee at Kickstand will give you the break you need to get back into the saddle and working productively!

Here’s the beginning of the article:

Practical Tips for Taking TIme for Yourself to Help You Achieve Your Goals

by Freelance Union Member Irene Barnard

Carving out “me time” can help give you the energy and focus you need.

Self-care and taking time to rest, stay healthy, and accomplish other goals besides work—we’re all familiar with these principles. Articles and blog posts often emphasize their importance.

Ironically, however, they can seem harder to achieve as a freelancer than a full-time employee! My schedule as a freelance writer and editor is supposed to be flexible and under my control. Yet for a long time, I couldn’t seem to get past the unhealthy habit of forsaking all else in my life and hunkering down to finish a job—then accepting yet another one.

There’s always the excuse of the inherent insecurity of freelance life: worry over losing a client or not bringing in enough money.

But what else was stopping me from finishing the novel I’ve been writing for years, in the hours when I wasn’t working? Perhaps you can recognize some of your own habits below; these obstacles can halt any pursuit, creative or otherwise:

Read the rest of this article.

Come in Out of the Cold – January Coffee at Kickstand

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Coffee at Kickstand
Tuesday, January 30 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington Center
Parking available

General Admission: $10.00 *($5.00 on or before January 23!)
AE Premium Members: Free!

*Early bird pricing – make your reservation on or before Wednesday, January 23 for special pricing of $5.00 for general admission!

It’s been a tough January. We’re always a bit exhausted after the over-indulgences of the holidays. Add to that a flu-like something that’s been going around, mind-numbing cold spells, a record-breaking snow storm, impending flooding and you’ve got a weary group of entrepreneurs.

Let’s break the hex and get together for a January coffee break. We’ll be talking about the new year and any resolutions you made for your business. Arlington Entrepreneurs has some resolutions, too, including a visit to the business development experts at CWE (the Center for Women and Enterprise). We’ll tell you more about that at Kickstand.

Come out of the cold, or the wet, or just the plain old overworked. Enjoy some company beyond your four walls and share a beverage and snack. Then, kick back and do a little networking, a little chatting and a lot of relaxing!

See you later this month. RSVP early to take advantage of early-bird pricing!

 


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