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This problem doesn't apply just to marketers - anyone who works exclusively from home may run into this problem too. And need for direct contact can be particularly important when there are problems, whether business-related or in other areas of life. A bad situation can spiral downward into a much worse situation if you don't have a means of emotional support during those times. Even marketers with spouses or partners can run into this, if they don't receive needed support at home.
The key is to learn ways to deal with potential isolation and loneliness. It's best if you can create routines and rules for yourself from very beginning, but if not, it's never too late to change. You should try to get some exercise every day, even a brief walk will do wonders. And trite as it sounds, eat well-balanced meals and try to avoid unhealthy snacking. Long hours sitting in front of computer need to be countered with movement and a break for your eyes.
Beyond that, see if you can find a group of people that meet regularly. Whether at or through a church, continuing education, a local networking or mastermind group, even volunteer work through civic and charitable organizations, try to find something that interests you, and gets you around happy, positive people.
When working at home alone for long periods of time, it's all too easy to focus inward on ourselves, our business, and our problems. Try to find a way to be around and possibly serve others regularly, in person, to counter that, and you'll be both a better marketer and a better person.
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