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Tips for a Stress Free Freelance Writing Career

Before I go any further, I want to say one thing: you will never be able to totally eliminate stress as a freelance writer. Just like any career you are going to face some level of stress from time to time. There will be days when you are 100 percent comfortable and stress free, but others when you are overwhelmed. With all this in mind, you should realize that there are ways to relieve stress. 

Here are there tips that can help you cut stress out of your freelance writing career:

1. Stay on schedule. I get most stressed when I don’t feel in control. This tends to happen when I stray away from my to-do list. Structure is very important if you are going to succeed as a freelance writer. Know your schedule and do all you can to stick with it throughout the day.

2. Take breaks. There are going to be times when you do not feel like sitting at your computer any longer. Even though you may have a lot on your plate, you should walk away for a few minutes to refresh your mind and body. Staying in one place for too long can become stressful. This is particularly true if you are working hard. Don’t be afraid to take breaks to relieve stress. Upon returning to your desk you will feel rejuvenated and ready to get back to work.

3. Don’t let your clients get you down. Most freelance writers find out soon enough that they begin to stress out when clients are not 100 percent happy. This is perfectly normal, but you don’t want it to take over your career. Do your best to keep your clients happy at all times, but don’t stress out over this. Remember that you can only do so much.

Too much stress can harm your freelance writing career, as well as your mind and body. Try the above tips to see if they can work for you. 

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