The Psychological Trap of Freelancing
People who attach dollar signs to their time — or “value time like money” — tend to be overwhelmingly less happy than those who don’t, because their nonworking hours suddenly seem less important. “Free” time gets tainted with guilt because there’s a cost associated with it.
I suffer from this, and have to talk myself down from it on a periodic basis. Comforting (in a way) to know I’m not alone.