As a patient advocate in private practice, especially if you are a solo practitioner, it can get lonely to be the only one who really understands what your work life is like. Believe me – I know this! I’ve been self-employed, working from home, since 2001.
No coffee pot convergence early in the morning. No water cooler chat. No one in the employee break room, or popping over to my desk to say, “Let’s grab lunch!”
No distractions (welcome or otherwise.) No commiserating. Just me, my phone, my computer, and… silence.
Yes. If that’s your situation, too, then I get it.
Some of you are reading this thinking, “Oh my! Sounds like heaven!” But if that’s what you’re thinking, you probably haven’t worked for years at home by yourself 🙂
Truth be told – I love it. It fits me. I get a LOT done! And when I walk away from my desk in the late afternoon, I have often crossed many tasks off my list.
But there is one HUGE (and I do mean HUGE) downside to this sort of work environment. That is….