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Maybe, you are in a regular job right now but dreaming of being a freelancer? I mean think about it. What can be better than being your own boss and escaping from petty blood sucking office politics?
But it’s not all sandy beaches and amber sunsets. As a freelancer more than often you are a one-man army. The circle of responsibility falls on your shoulder. You can’t cut slack on productivity and deadlines.
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So, let’s use a mishmash of techniques and apps to stay on track with the critical habit pillars of any freelancer’s life that revolve around sleep, work, health, and finances.
Early mornings are best suited for work that requires a high level of focus. You can start your day right with a wake up light that mimics sunrise.
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The Wake-Up Light Alarm starts with a dim glow and gradually increases the brightness. The alarm will also start beeping with less intensity at first and then the volume picks up. A crude (and cheaper) alternative is to get up and open your curtains to let the sunlight filter in.
Yes, you read it right. Alarm apps like Sleep Cycle help you sleep better and wake up rejuvenated. This app helps you get a grip on your Circadian rhythms or sleep states. Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to track your movements in bed.
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The app begins the wake-up phase 20 minutes prior to your wake up time. Then it identifies your lightest possible sleep state and wakes you up when that happens. Just place the phone on the night desk and ensure that the mic is not covered.
The Sleep Cycle App works in two ways, it uses the accelerometer to detect your movement or the mic to analyze the sound. The app also spaces out snooze across the wake up phase.
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