At 20, all we can think of is making big with our career. The thoughts of success are way more than what can be considered feasible. But with years passing, the only experience is what gets added, but the subtractions are undoubtedly way more. In the career growing years and especially within today’s work culture, many factors are forcing human productivity to die.
What can be a possible reason for this drastic change in a routine that has existed for decades now? It is the work-life balance that every employee is finding hard to match up with.
The latest trend has witnessed a major share of human resources going extreme by quitting their routine jobs. Easier said than done, extreme workplace conditions and the behavioral tendency is making this adverse step an easy call. But another fact that has backed up this recent quit movement is the freelancing culture that has taken a major hike and is offering excellent earning opportunities too. So freelancing is the answer to the balance between personal & professional life?
So this brings up a question, is favoring full-time job v/s freelancing is taking the essence out of the work process. The answer is NO.
With statistics from all over the globe supporting the hike in freelancing, but another major reason that has contributed to its popularity is the work & life balance that is missing in a full-time work routine.
While giving up the job might be an extreme step, but when it comes to advising on managing a ‘balance’, the suggestions don’t stop flowing in. You read them, you hear them everywhere. But for a reality check – all of it is crap. If you try to follow all the flowing advice, the chances are high that you might end up even more stressed and with a lot of imbalance and start feeling even worse.
Every employee constantly thinks about fulfilling each role with full dedication and effort and mostly succeeds also, but many times paying off personal & quality life as a cost. And with a stressed out work life & unhappy personal life, all an employee is left with a killing career.
What kills your profession and career is majorly the lost love for your work or job. Passion vacating the work life is a recipe for disaster. Though the destruction is gradual and often is not easy to instantly respond to it, somehow something is not right hits you hard to fix it fast or give it a solution. The moment office work is a synonym to exhausted, trapped, and hopeless, it means it is time for a change.
Coming to freelancing as an escape, every freelancer when questioned about the work-life balance experience, all they had was a chirpy reply – “they love what they do, how they do and for how much they do” & above all they have a perfect balance for each day and their career with their personal life.
Aarti, a leading wordsmith at Contentmart said – ” Today, I run my own micro business and have the enormous blessing of choosing creative projects I love and working with people I love”. “But there were days when I actually made a point to work out my full-time job” added by her.
Considering much more such hidden desires, here is a rundown to answer all the possible ways that might act as an apprehension to a lot of full-timers about the importance of a full-time job over benefits of freelancing.
Can I Improve My Work Life To Balance Out My Personal Life?
The answer is YES! Try your hands on freelancing.
Try To Change The Work Environment
Many times working in a routine cubicle or work infrastructure can lead to a monotony that can delete excitement out of work life. An unhappy environment is the biggest seed to stressful work life and thus gradually depletes the productivity.
Usually, there are a lot of suggestions like take a 15mins break or walk around to change the body posture or release tension out of muscles by stretching and so on, but for how long all this actually works? The answer is not very long.
Fresh air might not be a daily stress buster, but with freelancing, anyone can simply break the cubicle barrier and work at places that motivate them to bring out the best in themselves. A cafe or living room or the study area or might be on a beach. Anything and everything is perfectly well for freelancing.
Happy With Work – Half Job Done
Do you often feel that your job is the last thing you want to continue? Unhappy sounds same like work? If the answer is YES, then you ain’t alone, there is a series of people who feel exactly like you. If you feel the same or ever felt like it ever, then try considering the fact – you are not happy with what you do.
It is not that you have lost the passion to work, but happy to do something is what is missing. being happy to work adds more productivity than ever. Instead of cribbing daily over the unhappy quotient, try indulging in work that brings out the best from you. If a full-time job isn’t offering what you need out of your work, freelancing is the best thing ever invented.
Believe it or not, once you do work that makes you happy and that too in a variety that freelancing is capable of, you are sorted with a fact that nothing is more satisfying to work with it.
Schedule! Schedule! Schedule!
With a fixed schedule in your routine full-time schedule is definitely the important factor that has a big impact on the attitude an employee develops over a period of time. Sometimes starting an hour or two late or leaving a bit early can add up to working out in the best direction of productivity.
In case you haven’t felt the need to do so in your full-time job, you are missing something you have not tried ever. Now bringing this scenario to freelancing, a schedule is a must, but here it has a new meaning with an addition of ‘flexible’.
Professionalism is never out of freelancing, but a flexibility in the work schedule has a great impact on increasing the productivity that often gets hampered by the pressure to follow or work in a defined schedule. Try working off a boundary and see wonders happening to your career.
An Escape Plan
This is most widely used practice ever. Planning a vacation is always the best rescue for any working person. Though definitely is relaxes all the senses, but sooner or later the effect brushes off and full-time routine takes a toll again. But what if your job in itself is a vacation mode + work mode; sounds like freelancing.
No more pressure to work out a trip or a weekend getaway to get off those #mondayblues or await #TGIF, instead create a work place for yourself and a routine that gives out the exact vacation feel with a better earning and much-dedicated work life.
Many people leave their full-time job on purpose to explore the world through travel, but a reality check – no one can survive just roaming around the world. But one can survive a vacation while working on it. If you need tips on freelancing while you travel – then must read HOW TO GO ON A BREAK WHEN FREELANCING.
This read will definitely help you to grab all the brownie points of traveling + working like a PRO. Isn’t this the best escape plan someone ever suggested you?
Bringing A Conclusion…
With the rundown of ways a full-time job routine can actually motivate to work in a freelancing environment, without compromising on earnings, must encourage a lot of aspiring writers to make it big with a choice that gives them the freedom to choose their way to be productive. There might be an endless debate to favor any of the work routines, but what should be favored the most is a work-life balance that has become a crucial need & a missing reality too.
For some, it might be the best way to earn through a routine or full-time job, but for others, a perfect balance is achieved with freelancing and working on one’s own terms & conditions. Selecting any is definitely an individual choice, but maintaining a balance is a universal demand.
With the above ways or tips, one can find ease in managing the right balance and making earnings an enjoyable daily deal. Balancing act might appear an unachievable target, but a perfect blend of both the world with a set of decisions can boost not only your productivity in giving out the best example of your talent but can multiply your earnings to something that has no limit, unlike a fixed monthly salary in a full-time job.
So what’s your take on balancing work & personal life? Do share your suggestions or opinion over balancing both in the best possible way.