What Does Balance Mean to You?

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
—Henry David Thoreau
I can’t imagine Thoreau was thinking of freelancers exclusively, or at all for that matter, when he penned those words. And yet, I think his poetic quip is most applicable for today’s freelance professional.
Freelancers have tremendous freedom to create their own reality when it comes to work-life balance. Consider this: if you work in an office located 90 minutes by car from your home, it’s pretty hard to flip your laptop shut at noon and indulge in a 1-hour workout on the mountain bike trails behind your house. Or spend 30 minutes in your garden planting a few veggies or blooms.
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