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The Lonely Worker

The Lonely Worker

Working from Home requires you to work on your alone, just by yourself. This can lead to:

  • Having less information or perspective of what's happening in the office.
  • Not knowing when to stop working or switch off for the day.
  • Home issues like taking care of the child or some other work taking up more of your time.
  • A feeling of loneliness.

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Studies on long term work-from-home workers found that lack of interaction with colleagues and the lack of an office vibe can result in a disconnection from the outer world, leading to isolation.

Pitfalls of working from home: 

  • Mental health disorders like anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Feeling isolated
  • Less self-discipline
  • Lack of exercise
  • Unable to keep the boundaries between work and life.

Keys to successful home-based working:

  • Self-confidence
  • Knowing how to communicate clearly (so your colleagues know what you are up to)
  • Learning to work consistently (in the absence of feedback)
  • Recognizing when you need to take a break.

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