I don’t so much “schedule time off in advance” as plan in advance for working around other obligations on my schedule. But having an editorial calendar for my blog, and doing advanced planning for my freelance workload is key to keeping a healthy balance.
Today is Columbus Day in the U.S.; it’s one of those holidays that some people have off and some people don’t.
Many of my friends have it off. I told them I didn’t. Each of them said, “But you work for yourself, you can take it off if you want to.”
And each of them is correct. I could take it off if I wanted to, but I don’t. I actually find working holidays to be quite productive — since they generally tend to be very quiet (fewer phone calls and e-mails). But that’s me and the personal choice I make as the owner of my own business.
Here’s how I plan my time off. Maybe it will give you some ideas.
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