As a person working online, after the initial revenue goals are achieved, I’m getting a feeling that I’m little bit straying away from the normal world. Even for a small business owner with half of our income, he would need to interact with people face to face everyday.
I’m getting a feeling that we may live in a safe cocoon, far away from the reality.
Have you ever felt this way? If so how do you deal with it? Joining some organizations, working from coffee shops these are some of things came to my mind.
When you work full time on the Internet you’ll definitely be having fewer face to face interactions, especially if compared with someone who works inside a large company.
Certainly this is not a positive thing, as human beings are social by nature. But, it is not necessarily a bad thing either.
It can be a negative thing if you are a person who needs or likes to be interacting with other people all the time.
There are people out there who simply would go nuts if they had to work all day alone inside a home office.
However, there are many people who don’t mind it, and in this case the lack of social interactions you get from working online is not a big problem.
This is especially true if you consider the advantages that such a lifestyle has:
the possibility to spend more time with your family, the flexibility regarding your schedule, the time you save because you don’t need to commute, the possibility to live and work from anywhere around the world and so on.
I belong to the second camp, which means that I don’t mind the lack of face to face interactions while I work.
It is important to balance things out though. For instance, every week day I get out to practice at least one hour of physical activity, and during the weekends I also go out my friends.
The things you mentioned can also help.
For example, there are many people who like to work from coffee shops.
Some even rent a shared office space so that they get to interact with other people.