When Work Life is Isolating
We so often bustle about doing the daily routine and do not even notice that we (most days) are not contributing enough time to taking care of ourselves.
A big part of self-care is community — socializing with others.
When you work from home or are tied up in an office all day long, you are not out interacting with other human beings and life on Earth.
Of course work is important, but so is your mental health, and even individuals who prefer a quiet, isolated environment usually need interaction with others, or at the very least, with nature.
When we are cut off from others, we are cut off from humanity and togetherness. We are cut off from the healing powers of love, kindness, communication, nature, and sunshine. We can get in a habit of relying on only ourselves to keep our mental state thriving, and this becomes problematic when we are not at our best or most balanced and the scales tip into feelings of isolation, depression, and lack of fulfillment.
It is strongly recommended that you remember (and schedule if you need to!) taking time to be involved in human interaction outside of your home and office. You can join local social clubs, a yoga class, or even just get together with friends or family on a more routine basis. Whatever you do, make sure that you are not locked away alone all day every day, as this is not conducive to feelings of support and companionship.
We are meant to experience more than our home and office, and to be around others. So here’s a reminder to get out and do something today!
The EMPA Team