How to Cope with the Isolation That Comes from Working Mostly Alone.

Finding Connection and Balance in Solo Work Life

Robert Truesdale
4 min readMay 20, 2024


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Hey Friend,

I totally get it — working alone can sometimes feel like you’re on an island. While the solitude can be great for focus and productivity, it can also lead to feelings of isolation. But don’t worry, I’ve got some friendly advice to help you navigate this. Let’s dive into some practical ways to stay connected and balanced while working solo.

Stay Connected with Regular Check-Ins

First off, staying in touch with people is super important.

Even if you’re working alone, it doesn’t mean you have to be isolated. Schedule regular check-ins with colleagues, clients, or even friends. It can be a quick video call, a phone chat, or even a messaging app conversation.

These little interactions can break up the day and give you that social boost you need.

Join Online Communities

There are tons of online communities for just about every profession and interest.

Find a few that resonate with you and get involved. Whether it’s a forum, a Facebook group, or a LinkedIn community, these spaces can offer support…



Robert Truesdale

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