Loneliness as a Freelancer: 3 Tips on how to manage loneliness as a freelancer


Loneliness while working as a freelancer or any remote job is a common feeling. When working from home doesn’t offer you the same “Hello! How is your day going?” from a fellow colleague as a corporate environment would, your mind will lack this kind of external stimuli. Being with others is a basic need in any modern society.

“Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags. I’ve come to know the friends around you are all you’ll always have” – verse by Ben Howard, from his song (Old Pine)

Table of Contents

  1. Aknowlegde Loneliness
  2. Make time for Social Interaction to reduce Loneliness
  3. Explore Cowork

1. Aknowlegde Loneliness

Take the time to really sit down and think about what you’re feeling. Are these feelings healthy if kept uncheck? Do they affect not only your carreer and productivity but also your emotional wellbeing? Finally, recognise that it’s normal to feel this way and that you are not the only person in the world feeling like this.

2. Make time for social interaction to reduce Loneliness

Spend time planning your day, and incorporate a chunk of your time into being around others in a social setting. Why not try an online platform like meetup.com? There you can find events in your area designed to bring like-minded people together and connect over various discussion topics, workshops, and other activities.

3. Explore Cowork as a solution for Loneliness

Coworking is designed to offer the office environment away from the office. A coworking space usually has all th amenities a normal office would have, including high speed internet, a printing station, meeting room , etc. And of course other coworkers. Consider renting a desk or buying a day pass to experience what it is like for yourself.

At Luna House & Cowork, we have a dedicated coworking space that has amassed a large community of people from all around the world. They have entrusted Luna Hosue with reaching the standards of their own productivity and new arrivals always feel welcomed and eager to make new connections with coworkers and staff.

“We have a lovely home in Cascais, however I still prefer Luna House for its sense of community and the friendships i’ve made here for the last year and a half” – Mark Bergman, Luna House Coworker


The need for social interaction is normal. Acknowledging it is simply the first step and there are ways to have this need met. Whether it be through scheduling a dedicated time each day to pursue a hobby with like-minded individuals or by getting acquainted with a coworking space in your area. Loneliness can be dealt with in healthy and productive ways.


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