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On modern work, freelancing and mental health.

Whenever possible, we wrap up the conversations from our community in to useful articles and guides. Here are some of our thoughts.

May 26th 2020
Tackling lockdown lethargy by looking at your diet.

Putting some thought into how your diet affects your energy and mood levels is essential for kicking that lockdown lethargy. Read.

May 25th 2020
Did you forget someone last week?

It's important to remember the mental health of everyone on your team - not just those you employ. Read.

May 14th 2020
Beating lethargy by getting active.

Exercise is a critical part of keeping our physical and mental health positive during lockdown. Read.

May 8th 2020
Feeling low and slow? Consider your sleep health to tackle lethargy.

After days and days of unusual, uncertain and unsettling times, a new feeling is starting to kick in - a sort of continual tiredness, low energy, low motivation: lethargy. Read.

May 4th 2020
1. Write article about the benefits of lists

Even if you're not a person who likes to plan, lists are an amazing tool in helping to keep on top of our mental health - and are especially valuable right now, whilst there's a lot going on (even if there's not a lot going on). Read.

April 17th 2020
"I think you're on mute" - Ways to make video calls less stressful.

We all need to take time ask whether we’re new tools in the best possible way, so we work well together - regardless of where we’re sat. Read.

April 9th 2020
Five reasons we're missing the commute.

Commutes create a useful boundary and regular time to use however we wish, let's create a positive commute whilst working from home. Read.

March 19th 2020
Leapers is moving into Calm Mode.

Leapers is changing our strategy over the coming weeks, and moving into 'calm' mode. Read.

March 17th 2020
IR35 reforms postponed until April 2021.

IR35 'off-payroll' reforms have been pushed back by twelve months, in order to better support small businesses during COVID-19. Read.

March 13th 2020
Working from home needs more slacking and less Slack.

We all need to give ourselves a break, literally and emotionally - else we risk burning out from the very same modern working practices which promise a better way of working. Read.

March 9th 2020
Key things to consider if you're freelance and worried about coronavirus.

COVID-19 is looking set to have huge impacts globally - should the worse happen, and you need to stay at home, what things should the self-employed think about to prepare for the coronavirus? Read.

February 26th 2020
Four ways to tackle the anxiety IR35 might be creating if you're self-employed

IR35 is causing stress and anxiety for many self-employed and freelancers in the UK - here are some of our thoughts on how to better manage those concerns. Read.

February 13th 2020
Imposter Syndrome and the self-employed

A feeling of self-doubt of your skills regardless of evidence to the contrary, affects 70% of people, including the many of the self-employed. What is it and what can you do about it? Read.

January 13th 2020
It’s National Clean your Desk Day - Five ways to keep on top of the mess when you’re self-employed and don't even have a desk.

You might not have a desk, but today could be a great day to think about some small business housecleaning techniques which may help manage your stress levels as a member of the modern workforce. Read.

January 10th 2020
Dear Harry and Meghan, here's five things to think about now you're working for yourself.

We're offering our support to the newest members of the independent working community. Read.

January 7th 2020
6 predictions for 2020 that anyone working with freelancers need to consider.

As more people move to freelancing - what will we see happening in 2020, and what do businesses need to do to lean into the modern workforce? Read.

January 1st 2020
Why 2020 is the year businesses need to start being more freelance friendly.

Many businesses are not actively considering how to work with freelancers in the most effective and supportive way, with freelancers often being ‘bolted on’ to teams and expected to get hit the ground running. Why does this matter? Read.

December 28th 2019
Why every freelancer needs a cheerleader on their team.

Identify those in your network who might be your cheerleaders - those who can give you some objective positive praise, and shout about you to others Read.

August 10th 2019
When every organisation uses freelancers, who is responsible for them?

In modern work, the lines of responsibility and support are blurred — but there’s benefit in organisations taking increased responsibility, rather than less. Read.

July 27th 2019
The five foundations of freelancing.

Designing how you want to work requires thinking about the foundations for being able to work, and doing good work. Not just finding the work. Read.

May 13th 2019
10 Mental Health Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Go Freelance

Ten important questions to ask before you make the leap to self employment. We don’t always have the answers, but sharing and talking helps, and just because you work alone, doesn’t mean you are alone. Read.

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