The single person who spends all or part of the work week in a home office faces unique challenges, beyond the fact that the holiday office party is probably a really sad affair.
Being a single home office worker is a double-edged sword. Freed of the significant responsibilities involved in rearing children, the single worker doesn’t have to make the same personal sacrifices that working parents accept as part of their day. However, without those responsibilities, and the resulting sense of satisfaction and fulfillment, it is all too easy to invest long hours in your work, particularly if you gauge your success by the work that you do.
The key is to act with intent to balance your work with other life interests so that you can create your own unique profile of satisfaction and fulfillment and avoid social isolation. This means setting aside time to reflect on what is important to you and then acting on what you discover. Consider who you are and who you want to be intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually: [This is an example of content we license for our corporate clients. For more information please contact Teresa Hopke, SVP client relations: thopke(at)lifemeetswork.com.]]]>