Because of the someone of the term”community administrator”in her job title, the irony is not lost on me, I’m writing an article about my own struggles in the more people connection time, but here we are. Almost a year ago, I started working at home, which is a major goal of mine in my previous 9-to-5 office job.
Although I love the freedom and flexibility that come from working when and where I think(a home, a coffee shop, in another city), something was missing.
It wasn’t until I realized that a lot of my daily banter occurs through amplification, I came to the realization that I deeply missed the real human connection.
I know you might be thinking:I don’t Has Work at home. I can go to the coffee shop, co-working space, a library, and so on. However, most of my days are filled with back-to-back the video call, the thought of sitting in a coffee shop all day, while in the video, and it is possible to raise in the caffeine and spend more money on lunch doesn’t inspire me. If you work at home, I know you can relate to this feeling of loneliness, home-work-life can be. Sometimes not even a good playlist, light the candles, with a completely clean space can make me excited about sitting at my kitchen table and sifted through the work. My 2020 goal is to find a dedicated space where I can work at least 2 days a week. Until this happens, here are a few things I deliberately do more IRL connections.
Delete the Dating app.
That’s right–I’ll take a large one! Is my computer on one day, then turn around and open my Dating app”get to know someone”started to make me feel mediocre. This is why I did not even start Dating online, until 2018. I was holding hope that I meet a guy the old-fashioned way, after some wins(many miss), I went back to the old school and meeting people. This forced me to get more friends, rather than relying on the algorithm to find me. In addition, I’m 10 times better in person. Maybe 12 times is even better.
The one dinner date a week of the calendar.
I love having something to look forward to during the week, just like I try to book an evening workout, I’m not the kind of girl I like to start my day with exercise and end it with a glass of wine and catch up with a friend. This gave me a good excuse to try new restaurants, connection, good friends, and according to the different of space and energy, to meet people—you never know!
Invite a friend to my training.
My preferred method of action is usually a class and a, I went alone so I can have”me time,”but I began to invite friends to join. Some have joined me for a walk around the lake, while others have been met after the coffee—anyway, it is an instant mood boost to my angel all the difference. I also made more of a concerted effort to do so, because I *The present* Recent purchase of a Peloton bike, which means more time at home.
Dedicated co-working hours.
Until I find a place where I can be taken to reduce the phone and talking loudly-on, I found my ideal place of work, from the town, is both inspiring and good people watching. I have to dedicate a few hours once a week in and I yelled to the Swedish Hill lunch or a coffee, which is great to people watch and meet a lot of friends and acquaintances. It is not suitable for all day work, but it’s close, so I think I’m out and about.
Try the new locations of everything.
I’ve got a gym, a coffee shop, go to dinner place, a sandwich shop, a nail salon. . . You get my point. If you need a vacation of something, I have it, there is a good chance that they know my name. This is great, but I went to the self-driving ceremony and I have noticed that may stifle my curiosity. It’s time to try all new things all of the things. I can only imagine the wonderful and new class, I will get the connection, only by expanding my horizons. Sounds so simple and obvious, but in the daily grind, I have choose the easy and comfortable, and I’m glad growth.
My fellow Work-From-Home, Well, what do you do to establish or maintain the in-person connection time? How do you navigate this space?