Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


image I know a lot of struggling freelancers won't be taking a break this Christmas. I won't be either. But even though, we think we'll be able to catch up with the tons of work we've got, its not going to help in the long run.

Our hearts and minds will be with our family, knowing we can't give them our proper attention and our work will suffer.

So how do we cope with the feeling of guilt and compulsion to perform? We compromise. Work in blocks. You know what times are most looked forward to by your family. Spend it with them, and then after a while, excuse yourself for an hour or two, close yourself in a room and work like crazy. You'll be looking forward to going back out to your family and would feel happier working because you wouldn't be ignoring it either. And trust me, your family would be much more understanding too.

Whatever you do, don't use these holidays as an excuse to work non-stop. Nothing, absolutely nothing is more important than family.

So get your butts off the chair, shut the lid of your laptop, get out and spend time with your family already! On that note, I wish you all a very, very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year! May all your dreams come true.

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Sal said...
December 25, 2008 at 8:49 PM  

Merry Christmas Samar!

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