I’m wondering if the lack of human intervention changes us a little bit on the inside. A little bit of seclusion never hurt anyone, but homeworkers deal with something completely different. I found this study that further confirms my suspicions:
”In-person contact stimulates an emotional reaction,” explains Lawrence Honig, a neurologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Eastside, a New York hospital. Bonding hormones are higher when people are face-to-face. And some scientists think face-to-face contact stimulates dopamine, the attention and pleasure neurotransmitter, and serotonin, the neurotransmitter that reduces fear and worry.
It’s hard to interact with people when there’s no one at home!
So my question is this: Have you home workers noticed any changes in your mood, perception, or work styles without as much human contact? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Everyone have a great weekend!