Tag Archives: health at work

How to beat loneliness as a freelancer

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Freelancing can be a lonely business. We look at what you can do to help stave off the blues while you work.

When people talk about becoming freelancers, they focus on the perks of being your own boss. The ability to work hours that suit you from wherever there’s a Wi-Fi connection — freelancing can be great.
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Overcoming the dreaded career rut

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Many people get a mid-career slump after working for a long period – especially in a similar role or for the same company. If you’re feeling restless and detached from your work, it could be that you’ve hit yours. So, what to do now?

Doing the same job for many consecutive years without change can lead to a career slump or feeling as if you’re stuck in a rut. Your work starts to suffer because you’re not emotional or intellectually engaged with it anymore.
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How to stop yourself from getting bored at work

With new figures showing many workers are spending a good chunk of their working day bored, we look at ways to keep your job interesting.

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or a freelancer, there’s a good risk you’re going to get bored by your work at some point. A study by recruitment firm Robert Half found that employees are bored at work for 14% of the time – over 5 hours a week.
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Can mindfulness save lone workers from stress?

Working alone – from home, a remote location or in an office – can be stressful. A new study suggests mindfulness can help…

Lone workers can get stressed for many reasons. The lack of a social release valve that office-based workers have, no one to turn to when struggling with specific problems, or the endless waiting for email response or returned phone calls.
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5 alternatives to desk chairs when working from home

While the standard office chair has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, there are some alternatives that can be better suited to your home office…

The basic design of the office chair might not look that different from the ones used decades ago – a simple seat set up with a tall back, arm supports and wheels. But they have become a lot more ergonomically friendly in recent years.
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