Humans are social creatures — even those of us who are shy and socially anxious benefit tremendously from human contact.
Not that working from home, living alone, or living a life of relative solitude is a bad thing — some of us are naturally more reserved.
However, if days can go by without meaningful human contact, almost everyone will start to feel negative effects — the more isolated we are, the more alienated we feel, because we are processing the evidence around us that we are indeed alone – a snowball effect. Studies even suggest that isolation itself can lead to increased aggression, fear and anxiety.
It’s a pretty full planet — connecting in even a fleeting way with a couple of other inhabitants each day can be a huge mood booster.