1. Network, network, network
Networking is essential for businesses to generate new leads and can even lead to new clients. It can also be good for you on a personal level.
Humans, by nature, like to be sociable. Meeting people face to face not only helps you to create a relationship with those new leads, but it can help ease that feeling of isolation.
You do not have anything to lose from going to networking sessions, but perhaps a lot to gain from them. They also present an opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded individuals.
2. Careful Collaboration
The creative world is a haven for collaboration. From authors working with editors to artists running school workshops, examples of collaboration are everywhere.
Collaboration is great for a number of reasons. You can learn new skills, reach out to new markets, and meet people with a similar mindset to you. In the same way that networking can help, having someone to bounce ideas off can lead to some memorable projects being made.
3. Meet up with your friends
Even in those busy times when you have work coming from everywhere, it is important to make time for yourself and socialising. This often gets overlooked in the busier periods; quite often the pressure of a deadline or a project can outweigh the importance of looking after yourself.
Meeting up for a coffee with a friend is a good way of unburdening yourself of all that pressure. Relaxing and laughing with someone close to you away from your studio or laptop screen is essential for your own wellbeing.
The nature of the creative industry can mean that loneliness is a very real problem. Fortunately, by making the time to interact with new people, this can be a lot more bearable.