My biggest freedom right now is doing nothing related to work. I am already working way less then I was in my 9-5 job, but now I can just take some time out when I feel like it and not work at all. This freedom is really a luxury you don't have as an employee. When I was in my 9-5 job, I didn't think it was possible to just lean back and not focus on work. My whole life was focused on the time I was in the office and to keep me occupied while I was there.
So, it isn't all about doing something, but sometimes it is about doing nothing.