“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main”- John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose
Marie Forleo recently posted a video on her You Tube channel about ‘How to overcome loneliness when working from home.‘ I enjoyed that episode very much, because i have been down that road before and i absolutely agree with all the 8 tips she gives to people struggling with loneliness when working from home.
Nowadays, working from home is like a trend. For many people, including aspiring entrepreneurs, it’s almost like a dream come true.
If you happen to ask a few people the question -“Why do you want to work from home?” you’re likely to get different answers, mostly with an emphasis on ‘balancing career and personal life,’ ‘flexibility’ and ‘improving productivity.’ I totally get it! Not every one is into the 9-5 grind or the long hours to commute to work every day.
Even though working from home is one of the best options for many people, it can also be a lonely journey, especially when you work are all by yourself all day long.
If you’ve never felt the pang of loneliness while working from home, i know this might be hard for you to understand. However, if you are one of those who can relate to the loneliness and isolation that comes from working from home, you’ll find this video on MarieTV helpful.
All the 8 tips come down to one particular component- ‘Interaction with other humans’
“Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”
― Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
2 thoughts on “Working From Home- How To Overcome Loneliness and Isolation”
I work from home. I have bouts with this as well. I actually found a great book that addresses this very thing. Four Seasons of Loneliness by JW Freiberg. Her profiles four of his clients from being a lawyer and he writes about each of their struggles with loneliness and isolation.
Thanks. That sounds like a fantastic book. I’d love to read it.