Freelancing can be great. You get to work wherever you feel most comfortable, you can set your own hours & no one will judge you too harshly for working in a pair of leggings you frankly should have thrown away years ago (too suspiciously specific?) but haven’t because they are your “productivity pants” & you get your best WFH (working from home to the uninitiated) days in them.Read More
The phrase ‘Do the next right thing’ is often used in recovery programs, but as a Freelancer, it’s a useful tool when it comes to feeling a little overwhelmed by the tasks that lay ahead.Read More
So, it’s been more than a month since my last post for Methodical (it’s even changed its name!) & as I sit down to write this entry, the self-discipline angel on my shoulder is politely reminding me to get on with it.
Since then, the creative but strict voice inside my head has been much quieter than it was during my initial period of freelance productivity.Read More
With the prevalence of IMs, WhatsApp & memes, being able to hold down witty conversation (a la Jane Austen) is becoming harder and harder to master, affecting your ability to find work, or just hold a conversation. This is where networking can help you.
Ahh…. the humble networking event. Warm wine, stuffy suits and awkward conversations; an essential evil of freelance life. For many, a positively terrifying experience, but it shouldn’t have to be; be honest, how many of you go to an event like this, thrusting business cards into someone’s hands and shuffling, sullenly away?
Thankfully, in recent times, there has been an increase in awareness around self-care and dealing with mental health issues. Personally, and openly, I have been dealing with my own depression at the same time as trying to carve a different path for myself. Across three different blog posts for The Study Room London, I am going to talk about different aspects of the freelance environment and how each one impacts on mental health.Read More