4 tips on what to do during your downtime!

It’s good to be back – 4 tips on what to do during your downtime! How to effectively use your downtime to refocus your direction.

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It’s good to be back – 4 tips on what to do during your downtime!

I am back from a two month hiatus which was well needed. Sometimes being a VA, freelance assistant, whatever sits right with you, but working for yourself can sometimes leave you feeling totally drained.When that happens you need to take time to recharge your batteries and refocus yourself and your business.

It is never fun working when you’re unfocused and unclear about the direction that you’re taking. Taking time out is a great way to reaffirm that you are right where you want to be, and doing just what you want to be doing. Taking a break will not kill you but give you the time to review and work on yourself and your business goals.

During your time away from actively seeking work look at doing some of the following during your down time. Here are 4 tips on what to do during your downtime and make it more effective.

  • Revamp your website
  • Update your profiles on freelance sites
  • Look at who your ideal client is and how you can work towards attracting them, marketing plan
  • Work on a schedule that suits you for working hours. Be realistic, although requests may come in on a 24 hour basis you can only physically work 8 to 10 hours a day, if you choose to do so. Anything more defeats the purpose of having time with your family. A good tip is to either break your day into two equal segments or if you’re a morning person start early so you have most of the day for chores and family, or vice versa.

Whatever you choose to do during your hiatus, remember to put time in to enjoy yourself and be ready for the work ahead.

It’s good to be back working and blogging, enjoy the posts.