Home based business owners spend most of their time in the confines of their home and quite often this leads to loneliness and if continued, may even cause depression. Here are some suggestions to tackle those gloomy feelings: 1) Manitain a fixed schedule Most take the flexibility of working from home granted, often leading to lengthy work hours and less socialization. A fixed routine allows time to socialize. 2) Take regular breaks Taking frequent breaks is a good way to refresh your mind and body. You can utilise this period by going for short walks, meditating or simply enjoying nature. 3) Join a health club Apart from the health benefits of joining a health club, it provides an excellent opportunity for socializing. 4) Find a new hobby By starting a home based business, it is most likely that you might have turned your hobby into your livelihood, which takes a lot of fun out of it. Starting a new hobby can bring some zest back into your life. 5) Start a part-time job What I'm talking is not a regular commuting job. A part-time job like baby-sitting, home tutoring, can provide excellent opportunity for you to unwind and beat the isolation; with the added benefit of an extra source of income. Even 5 hours a week can be sufficient to keep to sane.