Is Lone Working Making You Sad?


While lone working, such as freelancing, has its benefits, it can also be hard to cope with. From feelings of depression and isolation to missing the camaraderie that comes from working with others, here are a few of the top reasons lone working can be difficult.
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Depression and Loneliness

Even the most introverted person will begin to feel loneliness and isolation creeping in if they spend enough time working alone. In this setting, there is no chatting about upcoming weekend or holiday plans, no office banter or gossip to listen to when you need a quick (or long) break, and no one to bounce ideas off of. While it is true that this sense of seclusion is more difficult for some people than others, every lone worker will struggle with it from time to time.

Lack of Camaraderie

Even in an office that is often filled with drama, an employee knows there is someone they can turn to when they want to discuss a certain situation, problem, or even what is happening in the news. Along the same lines, there is always someone to complain to when the copier jams for the tenth time in a single day or a certain client is constantly demanding more than you can possibly give. For lone workers, this simply is not the case.

No One to Fall Back On

Lone workers are responsible for every aspect of their business, which can quickly leave them overwhelmed. After all, there is no one to turn to for help if they are sick, experience a family emergency, or simply want to take a little time off. They essentially have two options. One, they can work through it or two, potentially upset clients by putting projects and deadlines off.
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Issues with Motivation

While there are some people who are able to provide enough self-motivation that they are able to get things done, others cannot do it. When lone workers struggle with motivation, their work and productivity can suffer, which will also affect their earnings and potentially their reputation.

Unable to Balance Home and Work

For lone workers, it can be almost impossible to balance home and work. After all, when your home doubles as your office, you don’t have the luxury of leaving all of your work behind at the end of the day. While it is true that lone workers can shut the door, some are immediately drawn back to it. In fact, if they are not careful, their life may turn out to all work and no play.

Deafening Silence

In an office, there is almost always a continuous buzz of activity in the background. The same can’t be said when working alone. In fact, for some lone workers, the silence can be more distracting than the constant conversation and movement they would potentially have to deal with if they worked in an office setting.
It is impossible to deny that lone working has its advantages, but there are also downfalls associated with it. Companies like Meanwhile Creative offer serviced office space in Bristol and Cardiff with the opportunity to share workspace with other professionals.

Rehabs Without Online Exposure


For drug rehab centres, a high quality business website often proves to be an invaluable resource that leads clients directly to them. After all, when a person or family is searching for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, they usually want to keep their search as discreet as possible. Being able to find the information they need through your website allows them to do this, while also giving you the opportunity to show exactly why your center is the best possible option.

More than 25 per cent of UK businesses do not currently have a website. If your drug and alcohol treatment centre is one of them, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. In fact, you are, essentially, handing your competition clients that could have potentially been yours.

The Importance of a Mobile Friendly Website
With more and more people turning to their mobile device to perform searches, drug rehabs must have a mobile friendly website to stay on top of the competition. When someone is looking for treatment, they do not have the time or energy to pinch and scroll looking for information. They’ll simply switch to a competitor’s site that provides the same services and is also compatible with mobile devices.

The Keys to a Great Drug Rehab Website
In addition to having a professionally created website that clearly outlines the services you provide, you will need relevant content that establishes your expertise and is search engine optimised to ensure your website lands at the top of the search engine results. This is crucial because 93 per cent of online experiences start with a search engine. Your website will also benefit from video tours of your facility, testimonials from past clients, and staff member profiles.

If your drug rehab centre doesn’t currently have a professional website, it is the time to invest in one that will promote your brand and gain the trust of potential clients and their families.

Consider the level of addition around the world and how many people are suffering each day because of their habits. These individuals need help but it will usually be the parent, sibling or spouse that seeks help for the addict. They are looking for accessible drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, probably near to their location, that can help their loved ones recover and begin a normal life.

Guest post article donated on behalf of Western Counselling Rehab in Bristol.

If you know anyone in trapped in addiction that wants help we recommend Western Counselling of Weston Super Mare Bristol, UK.