If you’re a freelancer, raise your hand! If you often feel isolated working from home, Starbucks or insert-your-remote-office-here, raise the other hand!

As for the good news about your situation, you’re not alone. According to a blog post on the Society of Professional Journalists, there are several ways to handle the lack of water cooler buzz, social stimulation, and hustle and bustle of a newsroom.

Carol Cole-Frowe writes in the post, “One of the toughest things I had to deal with when I made the jump to freelancing three plus years ago was the abrupt difference between a fast-paced, adrenaline-charged atmosphere of a newsroom, and freelancing out of a quiet, solitary home office.”

After she became depressed, she got out of it along with other solid journalists who transitioned from full-time gigs to project work at home. Here are some of her pointers… Read more