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Unwinding

Hello everyone!

Today I want to talk about unwinding! Yes! It is crucial to unwind, rest, and disconnect from time to time.

I hadn’t taken any time off since the pandemic started until two weekends ago. We had a long weekend due to a national holiday on Monday, so my family and I decided to go to the beach for the first time in quite a while!

I also decided not to use my phone other than to take pictures. It wasn’t easy not to check it for any notifications from social media, emails, etc. But in the end, it felt great to be able to disconnect, even if it was just for a couple of days.

Thanks to this decision, I felt like I really rested and I had time to connect, not just with my family, but with myself! I hadn’t feel that relaxed in a long time. Just listening to the sound of the waves was magical!

We spent our days in the pool, under the sun, and then at the beach. There weren’t as many people as you would expect, but there were more than I thought due to the recent return to the “new” normal.

We rented a small villa with a private pool; this way, we could be safer than sharing a public pool. It was amazing to wake up every day and come out to find ourselves in paradise!

I forgot how necessary it is to unwind and take time for yourself and your loved ones. As freelancers, sometimes, we forget about this. But everyone needs a break from working; it doesn’t matter if you work in an office or from home.

Resting lets us recharge our energies and even help us to perform better! If we are tired and overworked, after a while, our performance starts to diminish. We cannot perform to the best of our abilities if we don’t get enough time to relax and disconnect.

It is incredible how not using my phone for three days gave me so much rest and peace. I know that it is important to always be there for your clients, but they also have to understand that we need time off. I always send them a message when I am going to be out of the office, and I leave an automatic message in my email in case someone tries to contact me.

When was the last time you took some time off? What do you like to do to help you relax? Are you able to disconnect when you are away on vacation completely? I’d love to hear your thoughts about this; please share them in the comments.

By the way, all the pictures in this post were taken by yours truly, they’re not stock photos, and no filters were needed.

Until the next time, take care and be safe!

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Certified Translators

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing great! I have recently started the process to get my ProZ.com PRO Certificate as a translator since I am a PRO member now.

This made me think about how certifications are so important for translators and interpreters. They can actually make the difference between getting or not getting a job.

Many clients look for a “seal of approval” that makes them feel more confident about who they are hiring.

And it’s not just ProZ.com, other freelancing platforms are following. Upwork recently announced that you needed to get your identity badge, otherwise, in the near future, you won’t be able to bid on projects. Their process is a lot easier, you just have to upload a photo of a government ID (in my case I used my passport) and have a short video call with one of Upwork’s customer service representatives. Easy!

Upwork Identity Badge

ProZ.com is a bit more complicated, but their customer service representatives are helping me along the way.

What do you think about getting certifications? Which ones do you have? Which ones would you like to have? Let’s start a conversation!