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Freelancing can be exhausting when hours of pitching stories only result in radio silence and rejections piling up in your inbox.

This can take its toll on the individual, and when it becomes too much, journalists need ways to cope with the stress and strain. Freelance journalist Cristiana Bedei has sourced expert, first-hand advice in an article for IJNet on ways to deal with these trying moments.

Count and savour your victories, advises occupational psychologist Angela Carter. Doing this will get you through the hard times.

"To equip yourself to always be at the front well, you have to come back into yourself and care for yourself to then go forward again," she says.

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