If You Ever Feel Lonely Working From Home This Will Help
Do you ever feel lonely working from home? Do you sometimes fee a little bit stir crazy looking at the same four walls, day in and day out.
The thought of working from home is very appealing and more and more people are turning to it in order to earn a living.
Yes there are lots of benefits of working from home. You don’t have to endure the long and tedious commute to and from work everyday.
You don’t have to get suited and booted, you can work in your pyjamas if you want to. Also you can set your own hours so that you work around your family. These are just a few benefits of working from home and there are many more.
The other side of the coin is though is that it can be really lonely working from home. Especially if you work is based on the internet.
You find yourself staring at your computer screen all day. You are communicating to the world and not getting any type of physical interaction back.
Also you find yourself looking at the same four walls of your home office, notice boards on the wall telling you what you need to have done by the end of the day. The constant hum of the printer kicking into action.
So what can you do to break the cycle. Before I go into that I just want to take a minute or so telling you about my story.
I now work from home full time but I have only recently made that transition over the last 6 months. Before I had my own cleaning business, visiting people homes and offering my services. I was always out and about, on the move and interacting with people, if not only for a few minutes, everyday.
So when I changed my business model to working on the internet my working day drastically changed. With that change came a different mindset. I knew that I had to create a daily structure so that I did not fall into the trap of being hemmed in.
Also I relocated to another country which in some way helped.
So Here Are Some Tips On How To Stop feeling Lonely Working From Home
Take Regular Breaks – You are allowed to take a break. Use these times to spend 15 minutes or so connecting with people on social media. Phone a friend for a chat, get on Skype to see real living people. There is nothing wrong with doing this but you have to discipline yourself to only doing it for a set time. Then get back to work.
Lunchtime – Have a proper lunch hour. What I have done is through the summer I have taken myself down to the swimming pool on the complex that I live on. There is usually someone about to have a chat with.
Now it is coming into winter and the pool is a tad bit cool, so what I do is have a walk around the village. This gets me out of the apartment and I know I will always see someone to say hello to. So go for a walk.
Change You Working Environment – If you can then take your laptop to the local coffee shop and spend a hour or so working from there. You often find that you get inspiration from being in a different place to work from.
Over the last few months I have gone down to the beach, set myself up, notebook in hand and done some writing for my blog posts or planning the next project that I am working on.
Enjoy Your Weekend – It is very easy if you work from home for it to take over your life and you find yourself working 7 days a week. Don’t! Take time out at weekends to enjoy the time you have with your family. After all that is the reason you are working for, so enjoy yourself.
I only work for a couple of hours on a Saturday, then I turn my computer off and do not go back to it until Monday morning. My wife and I then do the things that we love doing together.
So if you are lonely working from home then by doing some of the things that I have mentioned or adapting them to work around you better will definitely help you. If there is anything else that I can do for you then please connect with me here.
To your success
Digital Marketer & Home Business Coach