The benefits of freelancing or running a business from home are numerous, and worthy of a blog post of their own. However, for many freelancers and business owners, there are two key challenges that come with working alone in the same space in which they live. The first is the loneliness and isolation that comes with working solo, and the other is making the separation between home and work when they’re both conducted under the same roof.
The sound of loneliness can be deafening
If you’re someone who thrives on spending time with others, the absence of sound other than the ticking of a clock can have you counting down the minutes until the grocery delivery arrives for a brief moment of human interaction. Also, for me, having lived with severe tinnitus for as long as I can remember, being anywhere without background noise means all I hear is the intense ringing in my ears, so I’ll do anything to fill the void of silence.