Freelance, Marketing

The fear of working from home

I keep getting this fear. Of being on my own, in the house, all day with no one to talk too. Going from working in an office for 10 years surrounded by people to no one I know is going to be a big leap. And it might be hard.

Does everyone else feel like this?

I sometimes feel that I am going to be ok. I find being at work distracting I would much rather have a conversation with my Pod partner than do any work! Sometimes I don’t even feel like I want to be social with people. I certainly don’t go out for lunch with my colleagues or go for drinks. So what I am stressing about?

I think it might be just about having someone to bounce ideas with, I’m used to making my own decisions and getting on with things but it is always nice to have someone to talk to when you need to bat around an idea. But now it’s just me. On my own. In the silence.

I’ve spoken to people on both sides those that don’t mind working from home and those that do. Some people say they love it and it suits their lifestyle. Others have told me they lost the ability to have a human conversation as they were on their own so much. I guess it depends on who you are and how you react.

At this point, for me, until I leave my job and go into running my own business I don’t know how I will react.

But I have been thinking about ways to combat the loneliness. I am going to go to regular networking meetings and one 2 ones – mainly to get me out of the house, speaking to people and potentially open up more opportunities for me. I like little bursts of conversation.

I’m also going to set up a proper home office, where I will go to work. I really don’t want to be sitting in the lounge every day with the telly on. I need a space that I can equate with work and hopefully, that will also help me feel like I’m at work and not on my own.

Would love you know whether dear reader you ever feel lonely and what you’ve done to alleviate it?


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