By Dr. Bola
“Do any of you ever get tired of your whole work-life being online? I’m starting to think that my nagging depression is related to not working in the real non-online world.
I’m starting to consider changing to start a business or job where I get to talk to real live people”.
So went an update in a Facebook group of women business owners I happen to be a part of.
Working from home has it’s merits; the flexibility to plan your work around your life, not the other way round, the control you have with the flow of your work and the hours you add back to your day from not having to commute further than the stroll from your bedroom to your office (or dining table).
With all these advantages, why isn’t everyone clamoring for this work arrangement?
Working from home has one big drawback that burns out people and makes then profoundly depressed; the isolation or loneliness.
In a survey of 258 women working from home isolation came in tops as their ONE big frustration with this work arrangement
Working in perpetual isolation is only for a special few. Most of us crave social interactions and being part of a community. (more…)
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