our coffee cup’s filled. The morning sun peeps through the window. And the house is sweetly silent. It’s the perfect environment to pursue the freelance life.
Or is it?
Being a freelance writer can be a lonely and isolated existence. Ever feel that way?
Here’s how to tell if you’ve spent too much time in solitary confinement:
- The only voice you hear all day is the one inside your head nagging you about deadlines.
- You get excited when a crow flies by the window.
- You wish the package handler who stops by your house by mistake could stay and chat.
- You talk to Siri or Alexa just to hear the voice of someone congenial.
Working from home in peace and quiet is certainly a benefit of the freelance life. And it can be a productivity boon. But spend too much time alone, disconnected, and it can throw you out of balance.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s how to beat loneliness, stay connected, and build a better freelance life: