3 Tips to Handle your Stress in Freelancing

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By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles

Instability is part of any freelancing career. Maybe you have two good clients today and then tomorrow, they will both let you go for different shocking reasons. It happens and affects not only your finances, but overall your well-being. Suffering from stress in freelancing is never okay. What should you do if your lucrative career seems suddenly crashing?

Calm down, don’t forget you’re healthy and talented.   Questioning your capability or even fate is natural so it’s good to cry, but not to entertain low self- esteem, anxiety, and hopelessness. Remember that you’re talented and healthy to find new and better clients as long as you’re up for the challenge. Entertaining negative thoughts will only stress you and stop you to move on.  Treat your catch 22 situation as just a humbling experience.

Don’t count, just keep on finding new clients.  Probability of working with regular and good paying clients is higher if you look for them more often than not.  Its basic mathematics that if you do, the only direction is to get hired and earn more. However, don’t just randomly pick and click any job opening as it’s also a waste of time. You should find clients and jobs that in line with your field of interest.  Don’t be shy to ask your friends or acquaintances to give you tips of job openings.

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Credit: Markus Spiske/Unsplash

Look for money-making diversions.  While waiting for the next big opportunity, touch your entrepreneurial side and start doing sideline business.  You should for your immediate needs and regular bills. Furthermore, it’s also a little step to shoo away your attention from your work-related stresses and add extra sources of income. Some of the simplest sideline businesses to try are selling online of new or pre-owned items, direct selling of famous products, and use your car for transportation services like Uber or Grab do.