Freelance Files: Finding work, Am I Good Enough?

Thankfully, in recent times, there has been an increase in awareness around self-care and dealing with mental health issues. Personally, and openly, I have been dealing with my own depression at the same time as trying to carve a different path for myself. Across three different blog posts for The Study Room London, I am going to talk about different aspects of the freelance environment and how each one impacts on mental health.

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Question: The SMART way to Goal Planning

Goals. We all have them. Some may be public, some may be private. But you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t have them.

It is hardwired within us to set goals. How you conduct your relationships, what you want to achieve at your place of work or even if you want to venture out on your own.

It’s all about your priorities; what you want to accomplish from life, work or your hobby, consciously or subconsciously.

 

Life, without any goals can be for most people, chaos. You are subject to coincidence, circumstance and are a pawn in other peoples’ goals or objectives. Everything we do is a result of a goal. Want a specific job, that’s a goal; you want to master a hobby that’s a goal too.

Here, we will help you to set goals and targets, both personal and professional that you can identify, track and realise, without the pain of an existential crisis.

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Freelance Files: The First Leap into Freelancing

The last time I wrote for The Study Room I was climbing the ladder in the television industry as a Production Coordinator. Mainly working in Reality and Entertainment TV, I precariously stepped up that ladder a rung or two to the role of Junior Production Manager.

Then I jumped; with no regard for the Health & Safety that I was responsible for monitoring day in day out at work, I threw myself off that ladder into the abyss and I am only now thinking about what happens when I hit the ground. If someone could get the medic on set, that would be great.

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