Feeling Alone?

Feeling Alone?
Take stock of your situation and try these proactive strategies to overcome the feeling of isolation.

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No, this is not a lonely hearts club.

Freelancers or self-employed, many of us essentially work alone and sometimes that can be overwhelming.

Even in a busy work environment, surrounded by others, it is easy to feel isolated.

No, this is not a lonely hearts club.

Freelancers or self-employed, many of us essentially work alone and sometimes that can be overwhelming.

Even in a busy work environment, surrounded by others, it is easy to feel isolated.

When things go wrong and you need someone to listen, or you're stuck and wondering when the creative drought will break, the walls may feel like they're pressing in.

As registered psychologist Sara Chatwin says, "Things happen. That's a fact of life that nobody could dispute. But how to deal with changes and stress is a subject that provokes plenty of discussion. That's where I come in."

Sara talks about ways to overcome the feeling of isolation, recommends taking stock of your situation and offers some proactive strategies to put into place.

By working through Sara’s article and exercises, as well as the other resources on Generator this month, you’ll be on the way towards dealing with isolation and finding a clearer and more productive way forward.

“I'm feeling isolated and spend too much time on my own. How can I change this?

FEATURE

Isolation in the workplace

EXERCISES

Reducing Isolation

Creating Balance

Conversation Starters

RESOURCES

Inspiration and Isolation in the Creative Process

5 Ways to Maximize Your Coworking Experience

Creativity needs Isolation

Ten Tips for Successful Business Networking

Overcoming the Isolation of Remote Work

Six Levels of Engagement

Top 10 Social Networks for Creative People

 

Written by

Arts Regional Trust

6 Feb 2012

The Arts Regional Trust : Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi is an arts and creative industries development agency and a leading investor in growing entrepreneurship in Auckland’s creative sector.