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8 Tips to Overcome Loneliness When Working From Home

November 15, 2016

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Millions of people dream of no longer being chained to an office and yearn to experience the freedom that comes from working from home, or from anywhere they choose.

While the laptop lifestyle has tremendous benefits, one of the hidden dangers of remote jobs can be feelings of extreme loneliness, depression and isolation.

As the CEO of a virtual company and someone who has been successful at working from home since the early 2000s, I understand this predicament. I’ve been there and it can be tough. Let’s be honest, it can feel really lonely working from home.

Left unaddressed, feeling isolated and alone can produce serious negative consequences on your emotional health, your productivity and team performance.

That’s why I was excited when Megan, one of our readers and a newly-minted work-from-home professional, wrote in for help. This line in particular caught my attention. She shared,“There’s a reason isolation is an effective punishment in prisons.”

If you’re feeling isolated, depressed and lonely working from home, this MarieTV is for you.

You’ll learn 8 tips for fighting online loneliness while working from home  — which, increasingly, is becoming a real problem for modern creatives. For many, it’s a challenge they feel a sense of shame or embarrassment over.

I’m curious about your take on this topic.

Can you relate to the loneliness, depression and isolation that comes from working at home? How do you make sure to stay emotionally connected?

Specifically, what works for you and what doesn’t to overcome feeling lonely working from home?

Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your story may help someone else find the courage to keep going.

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If you have friends, clients or colleagues who are having a hard time adjusting to working online, share this post. It could give them some actionable ideas to stay healthy and productive.

Thank you so much for reading, watching, sharing and being here. Your presence and voice matter more than you know!


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