It can get pretty lonely when freelancing. Not only are you working alone most of the time, but you are also most likely working from you own home.

Keeping your sanity and maintaining the right mindset is crucial to your creativity and success.

Freelancers Union has a great write-up of 5 things that you can do to make sure you don’t go insane.

Tip #1 is huge, yet many freelancers neglect themselves of “play time.”

1. Schedule Time to Play

When your schedule is your own, it’s easy to veer between wasting time with social media or games or working nonstop all hours of the day. Both are side effects of working without boundaries. Successful freelancers schedule fun or unplugged time into their calendar, making their work time more productive and their play time more deliberate.”

See the other 4 tips at Freelancers Union.