For the first year of being self-employed, I took very little time for myself.  I would work in the morning, afternoon, evening, weekend, and REPETE. My foot was constantly on the accelerator… GO, GO, GO.   Don’t stop, or you might fail.   I think many freelancers can relate to this, especially when you’re first starting out.  You just took a big leap of faith and now you need to prove to yourself and to those around you that you can succeed.   I feel as if I’ve adjusted to this .