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Best ways to stay relaxed while freelancing
Thread poster: hyperlingo.com

hyperlingo.com
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:19
Jan 30, 2010

Hi all,

How do you stay relaxed when you're freelancing? Does anyone have any tips on how to de-stress after a hard day translating?

Let's share ideas!

Guy, Co-founder, hyperlingo.com



[Edited at 2010-01-30 08:55 GMT]


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xxxBrandis
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Go for walks.. Jan 30, 2010

HI! and greet everyone on the way. Brandis

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Carl Robinson
French to English
upgrade my sdl trados software again... Jan 30, 2010

just kidding... I like to fish.

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Isabelle Derson  Identity Verified
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- Jan 30, 2010

Taking care of my dog

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Stéphanie Soudais  Identity Verified
France
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English to French
Running Jan 30, 2010

I go running before lunch, for a real break before a long afternoon.

Stéphanie


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Mónica Algazi  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 09:19
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
Gym Jan 30, 2010

If possible, early in the morning.

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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
Uruguay
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Swimming Jan 30, 2010

First thing in the morning...



Edited to try to fix that smile.



[Edited at 2010-01-30 12:18 GMT]


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Victor Zagria
English to Ukrainian
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bike rides Jan 30, 2010

That's my meal ticket as long as destressing's concerned. Proper weather is the only 'restraint' and 10-15 minutes' ride takes me to the outer fringes of town easily to enjoy the gaugeous air, forest and birds' twitter. For I haven't got a car - it's just takling 15-20 km distance (one way) in the saddle that gives me the feal of adventure and true relaxation. Ah, I'm looking forward to starting the season..

Victor

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Alison Sabedoria  Identity Verified
France
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Anything physical! Jan 30, 2010

I need to balance intellectual effort with something using the body, preferably very sensual (i.e. engaging the senses). It doesn't have to be much, but it does need to feel like PLAY: a short walk, a few minutes in the garden, dancing, painting...

Then I cook something nice, preferably with a glass of champagne as aperitif while I cook (though a good blanc de blanc will do)!

If it's been a stressful day, I light candles and some real frankincense, then immerse myself in a long session of Gregorian or Byzantine chant. Strong stuff!

Pity we can't swap massages as easily as we can exchange messages!!!

Alison =)


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Claudia Luque Bedregal  Identity Verified
Italy
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English to Spanish
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spinning Jan 30, 2010

Lately I've been spinning (and dancing, too), but I guess you can de-stress by doing anything physical like the others say (I like Alison's ideas) or anything completely different from your work that you enjoy doing in your free time, anything that takes you away from the computer
Sometimes a good hot long bath, with candles and music, can do the trick, too


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Natalia Betiana Manfredi
Argentina
Local time: 09:19
English to Spanish
music and dancing Jan 30, 2010

After a long day of hard work, I play the piano or the guitar. The music has always had the power of taking me far away from where I am staying (physically) to wonderful places...
Other times, I listen to beautiful songs and I dance: alone, gently, slightly, or I practice Tai Chi...
These are the things that work for me: music and dancing


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sara_missy
Italy
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Horse riding Jan 30, 2010

Nothing can relax me like spending time with my horse!

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Lizette Britz  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:19
Member (2008)
English to Spanish
spinning and walking Jan 30, 2010

Just like Claudia.

I walk my daughters to school, and then walk to the gym for spinning class, and then walk home listening to music.

Liz


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Tae Kim  Identity Verified
United States
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Fishing, household chores, gardening, Jan 30, 2010

This is very serious topic although it may sound a little lax. It's very important to shape yourself up with something other than sitting in front of computer all day long, like 7 days a week. I try to take at least one complete day off during a week. It's important to get away from your work station, office completely for at least 24 hour period in a week, it's hard to do that of course, but I think we should all try to get away from work periodically.

Also, switching to a laptop from a desktop occassionally helps, I found. It gives you a new environment to work with, and somehow it refreshens you, although how timid it may sound. Working with same computer every single day can be tough on your eyes and senses.


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sarandor  Identity Verified
United States
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Yoga Jan 30, 2010

I started taking Iyengar yoga classes last summer at my fitness club. There are many different types of yoga. Iyengar yoga uses props (blocks, straps, blankets) for poses. It did wonders for me! At first, I was a bit skeptical because I thought I liked more active sports, but yoga is my favorite now. It tones the muscles (even the ones you didn't know you had) better than aerobic exercise. In addition to that it also has great benefits for one's mind and spirit: it teaches relaxation, meditation, proper breathing and being more attuned to your own body. I would highly recommend yoga to all.

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