For the last couple of years I have spent a long time in isolation. I just got on with it. However the last couple of months I had the opportunity to live with some other people. I felt fantastic. I felt more relaxed, happier, more productive. I was working more and my work improved. Now I've gone back into Isolation and two days later I feel like a completely different person. I feel stressed, motivation is low, even motivation to get out of isolation. The two years I was in isolation i struggled with stress and motivation. I thought they where just who I am. However the experience of living with people for a couple of months and feeling great, happy, relaxed, motivated and then going back to isolation and falling again have tought me somthing. Isolation is bad for you. Lot's of the problems you might identify as being who you are might just be symptoms of the fact you are Isolated. I am now biting the bullet and looking for places to flatshare in a larger city. It will cost much more rent but the experience has taught me it is worth paying more to be around people. So I am posting this for other people like me who might have voluntarily isolated themselves for a prolonged period.