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7 burnout-busting tips for freelancers who work too much

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Protect your personal time

Ultimately, to avoid burnout, it's good to establish boundaries for yourself and others around you. Choose your "office hours" and stick to them.

By having one day off per week, it is less likely that you will experience burnout. Constant overworking will only cause your work and ...

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Avoid the scarcity thinking trap

Do you ever get anxious about whether or not the client hires you again? If you have, you have to battle thoughts like that away. This kind of mindset is what we call scarcity thinking.

To move forward from that mindset you should put more effort into your marketi...

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Streamline your work

As you operate your business, always be on the lookout for more efficient ways of working.

If there are areas in your business that isn't working right then this is something that needs to be addressed.

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Block your time for the greatest efficiency

If you haven't tried it yet the time-blocking method of planning your day will help make time for more things in your life.

Services like bookkeeping, scheduling, marketing, and other tasks can be automated or even outsourced. That way, you can spend time on the things th...

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Get clear about who you're serving

Think about your favorite clients, the ones that fit well with your business model, those who compensate you well, and those who you enjoy working with.

Once you've figured out who your ideal clients are, these are the clients you should seek more of and replicate...

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Analyze your numbers

When running a business it's foolish to not have clear financial goals and benchmarks. Without these, you'll find yourself chasing projects after projects because you don't know if you've made enough to cover your salary, expenses, taxes, and other obligations.

Take the time to cr...

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Know your vision for your business

One of the first steps to taking back your time and avoid overworking that leads to burnot is to have a clear vision about the goals you want to reach with your business.

When you have a clear vision, it will help you set reasonable expectations and decide how you'll struc...

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