“How Can I Combat Loneliness as a Remote Worker?”
When working from home, feelings of loneliness may start to creep up. No mingling with colleagues at the coffee machine; no friendly “hellos” as you make your way to the printer; no chats about new TV shows, your dog or the latest fitness craze. You look up from your computer screen, and it’s…quiet. In an engaging video talk, intrepid entrepreneur Marie Forleo offers eight tips to cope with loneliness while working from home.
Loneliness, however, does not just afflict those working from home. Even if surrounded by people, many employees quietly struggle with feelings of loneliness at work. Emma Mamo of the mental health charity Mind offers advice on how co-workers can help each other in talking about how they feel. So if you feel lonely, chances are others do as well. Working from home should not be a barrier for reaching out to your co-workers. That’s what video calls are for, after all.