Today’s factoid: I was 7 years old when I first started working from home.
Well… it was technically homeschooling. But homeschooling is an awful lot like working from home. I had to manage my own time, use my own resources to complete my assignments—oh, and of course, I had make friends outside of the traditional environment.
I could write an entire article on how homeschooling is an excellent training ground for budding entrepreneurs (maybe I will), but today I want to talk about that last bit. Friends.
Because this, I think, is one of the tougher nuts to crack. Whether you’re a remote worker, freelancer, or entrepreneur, sitting at home all day can do a number on your psyche. Especially when you first leave the traditional workplace. Suddenly the de facto community is gone, replaced entirely with the wonderful world of social media. You start spending more time scrolling. You find getting yourself excited to drive to the grocery store. That baby voice you use for your dog becomes waaay too high pitched.
But I don’t want that for you. Nuh-uh, none o’ that.
So today, I’m sharing my tips for avoiding loneliness while working from home. Because building community as a remote worker IS possible.
Here’s what I have to say: