Last week was World Mental Health Day, so it seems like a pertinent time to talk about freelancers and mental health. At any one time, one in six people suffer from a mental health problem, and freelancers particularly seem to struggle with specific issues such as isolation. So today, we’ll look at the issues and … More World Mental Health Day: Freelancers and Mental Health
While freelancing offers incredible benefits, that doesn’t mean it’s a stress-free lifestyle either. According to studies, common causes of freelance stress are unstable income, isolation, and availability. So today, we’ll look at ways to deal with some of these common freelance stressors. … More How to Deal with Freelance Stress
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; (Except for that freelancer typing furiously on their laptop.) The invoice reminders were sent off with care, In hopes that a payment soon would be there; Everyone else nestled snug in their bed, While the freelancer … More A Freelance Christmas Tale
There are some common misconceptions about freelancing—especially when it comes to stress levels. On one end of the scale, freelancing is compared to a walk in the park, barely even registering as a “proper job”. On the other end of the scale, it’s described as 24/7 stress, being constantly at the whim of various demanding … More Is Freelancing Stressful?