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Nikki McCaig | Mitigating Language

7 Ways To Stop Mitigating Your Language in 2022

In honour of International Women’s Day 2022, I wanted to share one of my struggles as a woman: I use mitigating language. I am a serial offender of the double question mark, the over-apology, the ‘just’, the ‘little, the ‘perhaps’. In my professional life, I am notorious for back-tracking, questioning and double-checking with my clients, and repeatedly asking for feedback when there isn’t really any to give.

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Guilt-Free Vacation | Nikki McCaig

How To Take a Guilt-Free Vacation as a Freelancer

For the past two years, vacations, holidays and breaks away from our screens have been seen as a distant dream – appealing yet unattainable. With travel restrictions, closed borders, self-isolation and infections almost destroying the travel industry from the outside in, it’s been almost impossible for the individual to book a well-deserved break. But now, as travel destinations slowly begin to open again and the vaccines are containing the spread, it might be time to think about stepping away from your desk for a little luxury holiday this year.
So, as a freelancer – when is the best time to take a vacation? And how exactly should you take one?

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Privilege Freelancer | Nikki McCag

Let’s Talk About The Privilege of Freelancing

Last week, the viral world exploded following a podcast interview with Love Island star and social influencer Molly Mae, in which she shared her belief that ‘everyone has the same 24 hours in a day’. A seemingly innocuous statement, this idealogy has sparked mass discussion on the concepts of poverty and privilege, the out-of-touch world views of the wealthy and influential, and the powerful debate over hard work vs rich reward.

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Mental Health Christmas | Nikki McCaig

Protecting Your Mental Health at Christmas

So in this week’s blog post, I wanted to share some of my advice for both protecting and paying attention to your mental health over the festive period, and give you my tips for putting your mind first in this busy time.

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