Friday Feature: Andrew Carter of Healthy Freelancers

FridayFeatures3In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a short interview with one of the fantastic members of Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.

What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?

My name is Andrew Carter, my blog name is Healthy Freelancers, and I created it because leading a healthy lifestyle has been a part of my life since I can remember. However, when I went freelance, I started to see my waist expand, energy going down and my self-care really starting to suffer due to the amount and type of work sitting at a desk all day. I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.

What is your tagline and why?

My tagline is “Teaching Freelancers to Prioritize Self-Care”. I believe that putting yourself first not only improves your life but also those around you. You can’t share water from an empty glass.

What are some of your favorite blogging tools?

I use MeetEdgar for social media posts, Grammarly so I know where to put commas, and YoastSEO to make sure I don’t ramble too much.

What is your healthy eating philosophy?

Create a weekly menu on Sunday and stick to it. Most decide what they’re going to eat at the moment and when they’re hungry. That leads to chip lunches and chocolate snacks. If you create a food menu, you won’t have to make on-the-spot decisions or go into the grocery store and wander around. Make life easy, and a few decisions are possible when it comes to food.

What’s one goal you’re working towards right now?

Right now I’m working towards brand awareness. When people see or hear healthy freelancers, I want them to think “expert in self-care and an advocate for the freelance lifestyle.”

What daily health to-do is easiest for you to complete? Which is the one you struggle with every single day?

The easiest thing for me to do is go to the gym. It’s become so ingrained in me and my daily routine that not doing it is harder than doing it. One I struggle with is not having a glass (or two) of wine after a long day of work. It’s a bad habit loop I need to get rid of and replace it with something healthier and more productive.


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