Elliot Jay Stocks speaking to all freelancers and self-employed people:

So I think that we should all take more time off, and when we’re feeling rough, we should accept that nothing good is going to come of it, and just let ourselves be sick; because being ill is inevitable.

Since graduating from college in 2005 I have not had a single boss — I have always done my own thing. If you ask my wife she will be the first to tell you that I never take time off. There is always the pressure looming over my head that if I stop working, I stop getting money — and that’s not good. I made a vow that this year I would take more than 4 days away from the office to really enjoy my life.

So far so good, I even took a couple of sick days already this year and I feel better than ever about that work/life balance stuff.