For quite a while, I was hyper focused on growing my business and paid very little attention to anything other than work. I thought I had to be working all the time to become a successful freelancer. My business grew, but my personal life suffered. I learned that to be satisfied overall, you have to devote time to both things. Otherwise, you’ll notice stress levels are high and you’re not able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Now I prioritize time outside of work where I can enjoy myself with friends and family. I travel and take breaks from work as much as I can. Doing activities outside of work reduces stress levels and increases creativity and productivity.