I’m noticing a trend in my working patterns as I gain more and more experience in the freelance world. Gaining insights on how to NOT drive myself crazy. There are days that just aren’t working out the way you had hoped. The days you wake up and the last thing you want to do is get on the computer and knock out awesome design. You feel uninspired and honestly…all you want to do is what the next episode of Dexter. And watching Dexter is sooo much easier considering the television is haunting me from two feet away (perks & pits of a home office)
So here’s what you’ve got to do. On those days mentioned above, sit down on at your desk/computer and get all the “business stuff” done. You know, the stack of bills in the corner, the dreaded “I’m sorry I don’t think I want to work with you” emails, the super scary unorganized excel spreadsheet you made to keep track of finances….and let’s not forget your computer desktop….eeee
Knock that crap out ninja style and you will feel 500 times better about not being creatively inspired that day. I find that if I spend my creatively uninspired days getting some of the nitty gritty done, I’m able to be much more creative the next day.
What do you guys to on your “off” days. Do you use them or abuse them?