The Freelancers Union has some great tips here!
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. That water can flow, or it can crash. Be water my friend.
In the past six months that I’ve been a content crafter at Buffer, I’ve been writing a lot. I’ve also been trying to write regularly on my own blog and for my startup. That’s a lot of writing. During this time, I’ve been experimenting with small changes in my workflow, my writing process, and the types of content I produce.
For a freelancer, success in work means being healthy enough—physically and mentally—to enjoy life.
Long before to-do-list apps existed Benjamin Franklin was providing us with a daily schedule for success.