How do you cope with the quiet times?

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GrumpyOldBag Sun 22-Jan-17 18:59:08

I am a freelancer working from home, and have had very little work since Xmas.

This is unusual (and linked to general conditions in my industry). I am used to working most days from about 9.30 to 5 and am really bad at being idle.

So far I have decluttered my office, done over a year's worth of filing, re-jigged my accounts and finances. But still getting bored and haven't got enough to do to fill my days.

It's driving me nuts, how do others cope?

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lingle Thu 26-Jan-17 21:00:53

Sympathies, you just have to invest in marketing, even if that just means going for lunch with similarly underemployed colleagues.
It all pays dividends later.

GrumpyOldBag Fri 27-Jan-17 15:13:02

Yeah, all my work is referrals by word of mouth. I need to get out and about more, have made a plan to do that now.

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lingle Fri 27-Jan-17 16:15:18

great, it's a process I'm going through myself and it doesn't happen overnight.

Happy to exchange the odd mutual-accountability post if you fancy.

GrumpyOldBag Fri 27-Jan-17 17:50:48

Thanks lingle.

One thing I have been procrastinating on for weeks is updating my website with recent projects. I am going to get this done next week.

Now I've written it here, I have to do it!

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lingle Fri 27-Jan-17 19:08:23

ok I'll put this on "I'm watching"

as in "I'm watching you!"

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