I´ve been really good to myself lately.
You wanna now how?
Well it´s like this. For the last couple of years I´ve been too busy. I´ve said “Yes, sounds fun” to all kinds of projects that has fallen into my lap. It has left me overworked, crabby and tired.
I´m not doing that anymore. Now I only take on work that works for me and my families budget and time.
I´ve become quite good at saying no and it has freed up so much time for me.
Many people are of course not able to do this. Being employed by someone else than yourself is naturally different. But you would be surprised if I told you about how much bullshit stuff that freelancers get themself into because “it sounds fun, or might be good for my carreer”.
To our defence we are in charge of our own income and it can be scary saying no to things that might lead up to some cash. I guess that over time, by trial and error , I´ve learnt how to tell the good stuff from the time-consuming gibberish.
I need time to be bored to function properly.
I need time to stare at my reflection in the mirror while I brush my teeth for a ridiculous long time. I need to do crossword puzzles and sit down with a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
And I need to make gifs of myself.
It might be free but it´s for me.