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3 Simple Techniques to Help You Relax as a Contractor

This one is for you workaholics out there. Contractors – we’re talking to you.  Yes, work is very important and it may sometimes feel like it consumes your entire week – including evenings and weekends – but you need to take some time to relax.

If you don’t give yourself time to chill out each day, you’ll burn out faster than a candle with no oxygen. Additionally, it’s important to recognise and reward yourself for a job well done.

Here are 3 simple techniques to help you relax in times of stress:

Breathe

The next time your ‘to-do’ list becomes overwhelming, take a few deep breaths. Deep breathing allows your brain to get more oxygen and provides greater mental clarity. This simple method will rapidly advance your ability to make the right decisions and get the task in hand crossed off the list.

Choose what you consume wisely

It can be tempting to reach for refined sugar and caffeine when feeling anxious, but all this does is makes the situation worse by giving you a huge rush of energy followed by an even bigger crash. Keep a stash of seeds and nuts handy which will slowly release energy and drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and energised.

Take time to exercise

When you’re busy, exercise is often the first thing to be dropped as you try to cram as much work into your day. However, regular breaks where you engage in physical activity will help you be more productive in the long run. Grab the kids or the dog and head outside for a good old fashioned game of frisbee!

For further tips on how to make the most of your contractor lifestyle, contact Tailored Resourcing & Accountancy.

Tailored Resourcing & Accountancy specialises in tax efficient and tailored tax planning strategies for contractors, freelancers and business owners. To find out more, visit www.tailoredservices.co.uk.