10 ways to connect with others when you work on your own

Posted on: April 28th, 2013

I would guess that the majority of freelancers work from home and spend a large part of the day on their own, working away in splendid isolation. Does that sound like you?

Here are some ways you can avoid feeling lonely:

1. Get out and about

Once a week, make sure you arrange to meet a friend for coffee or for lunch. And, rather than spend all day in your home at your desk on your own, why not go and work in a café?

How to avoid the loneliness of working on your own

Posted on: May 18th, 2010

If you work from home and you’re on your own, it’s easy to feel isolated. There are no colleagues to chat to, no office buzz,  and no-one to bounce ideas off.

Here are some ways you can avoid feeling lonely:

  • Arrange to meet a friend for coffee once a week.
  • Go to a class at your local gym. Don’t forget, you set your own timetable as a f reelancer.  So if you want to take an hour out and meet your mates while doing a Pilates or Step class, then you’re perfectly entitled to do so.
  • Join a local networking group.
  • Belong to an online forum or two. It’s your virtual water cooler.
  • Meet up with friends in the evening. If you’ve spent all day on your own, you need to get out socialising.