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Self- Isolation – #69

Most extroverts get energy from being around people. Extroverts are often described as the life of the party. They are sociable, outgoing, and likes to be the center of attention. Extroverts enjoy group work, feels isolated by too much time spent alone, look to others for ideas and inspiration. Most introverts are the opposite of extroverts. Most introverts need quiet to concentrate, do not rush to make decisions, they feel comfortable being alone, and do not enjoy group work. Introverts are observant, good listeners, and easy to please. I think I am a cross between an extrovert and an introvert, but I probably relate closer to an extrovert than an introvert.  If you are an extrovert working from home you may need to make some extra adjustments. You will probably experience some loneliness and some disconnection. There are ways to thrive and survive in a work from home environment.  An extrovert will probably need to make adjustments before being productive in their new working environment.   Make sure you designate a place just for your work area. It’s important to actually get dressed for work, you will never know when you will get a conference call and it helps to keep you in a productive mood.  If you wear work clothes and not pajamas, it will also help you from gaining extra weight. Share a webcam. Take advantage of your breaks and lunches and do something active.  Schedule two-minute tasks around the house to keep you from sitting at the computer longs periods of time. An extrovert being forced to work from home and having self-solation added to their situation during a pandemic may be overwhelmed during this time. As we continue to pray for the volunteers on the front line, the paid employers on the front line, the essential employees, the non-essential employees, the essential businesses, the non-essential businesses, those that have lost their job, those that have lost their business, the clergymen, the congregations, the teachers, the schools, our government, and our prayer warriors let us not forget to check on the isolated extroverts.  Love does no harm to a neighbor, therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.  Romans 13:10.

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