The benefits of creativity to relieve stress
Research shows that incorporating creativity into your lifestyle reduces stress.
By incorporating the arts into your lifestyle, you’ll gain meditative time to switch off. Research also shows that even the briefest time spent on creative recreation such as pottery, painting or playing the piano has an impact on how we manage our emotions for the better.
Studies have also shown that even just listening to music can profoundly impact your mood and boost your wellbeing, alleviates stress - and it has a bigger impact the older you get.
Read on to enjoy listening to IPSE’s compiled Spotify playlists for the self-employed, gain practical tips on mental wellbeing and explore stories from the community that delve into the relationship between creativity and freelancing.
Are you looking to pivot in your career into something more creative? Or simply would like to launch into a creative freelancing career? Follow our how-to guides on various creative endeavours that you think will be the perfect fit for your creative lifestyle.
Creative Freelancer Stories
Have you been wondering about starting a new career or pivoting into creative freelancing?
Gain inspiration from these stories and learn new tips from real people who work for themselves, at various stages of their journey.
Podcast: Top mental health tips for creative freelancers
Hosts Faye and Jess are joined by two guests, Sarah McCaffery and Rachel Murray. Sarah is from Solas Mind, a mental health support service for freelancers who work in the creative sectors. Rachel is a writer, editor, and founder of Pivot: a newsletter that helps people pivot in a new job, career path or industry.
In this episode we explore the ways that creative freelancers can prioritise and look after their mental health.
How to tackle freelance burnout for the self-employed
IPSE research shows that many freelancers could manage the risk of burnout more effectively, with around 10% taking no time off work in the last year, and 78% working even while on holiday. But if you rely on your client income, it’s easy to let your good intentions slip without realising how much it can negatively impact your self-employment.
Curated Playlists for you
Looking for motivation to complete your freelancer admin tasks? Want to discover exciting new music?
Dive into our Spotify playlists to discover inspiration and win work today.