Is Coffee Good For You? For Fantastic Freelancers

Is Coffee Good For You? For Fantastic Freelancers

Physical Health
It seems coffee has always been a part of the freelancing world. To freelancer writers, to self-employed developers of today, coffee shops have been the environments in which so much work has been done. So, we explore in this article -- is coffee good for you to help you pull an all-nighter. Coffee and Me American culture revolves around coffee. European culture gave us the concept of coffee houses. I would be wrong but when I want to Vienna a few years ago, that's were some of the first coffee houses started. I also know some stuff about coffee from my training as a Barista at Starbucks.  They made us do coffee tastings and took time away from work to learn about coffee. I put myself through college that way --…
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Standing Desk: How I Felt After Using One for a Month

Standing Desk: How I Felt After Using One for a Month

Physical Health, Productivity Hacks
Standing Desk seem to be all-the-rage these days. I decided to get one myself and here was what I found after using it for a month. There's been many major studies that suggest sitting is the new smoking as the health hazards accumulate over time.  It's a little exaggerated, but it does have a point -- we sit way too much in the modern work that we do. I can't speak for anyone else but that was part of the reason why I became a Freelancer -- between sitting at the office (like most people for 8 hours a day, except for the the coffee breaks) and sitting in the car during my 3 hours commute, I would sit around 11 hours a day. It doesn't matter what else you do,…
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Some Free Ways to Stay Healthy as a Work at Home Freelancer

Some Free Ways to Stay Healthy as a Work at Home Freelancer

Freelancer How-To, Mental Health, Physical Health
Freelancing can be a lonely business, especially folks like us who work at home.  With the internet tools it's a double-edge sword -- on the one hand I can have meetings and do demos over video conferencing software, but on the other hand, working at home can be isolating. I quit my full-time job over 2 years ago now.  It wasn't the easiest start for me I must admit in the beginning and it was big change for me in both my mindset and my schedule. I had to fill my schedule (or at least I thought I had to) in order to "keep busy".  I had this feeling like I had to work just as hard or rather had to work the same hours (which turned out to not…
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