Working completely from home the past few months has made me realize that isolation can creep up on you quite quickly if you aren't paying attention. For me it started as the soft relief of no longer having to trudge out in the snow to get to work. I was now able to spend my days in doors, working from any surface, even from bed, and doing what I love the most - writing. It was very easy for me to become comfortable with the habit of waking up alone, eating breakfast alone, and working alone for the majority of the day until my boyfriend got home. It was only after the few times that I left the house to meet up with friends did I realize how starved I was for socialization, and yet, how content I was not getting any for weeks at a time.
It can be quite scary to recognize, especially when you start feeling FOMO at what others in your life are doing. It seems as though everyone is out partying or at some fancy event and you are stuck doing what you're always doing, comfortable in your own bubble and not wanting to burst it. The important thing to remember in times like these is that as easy as it is to build a habit, it's just as easy to break it. Once isolation has nestled itself comfortably around you it's time to take that first step in integrating yourself back into socialization. Go out for a quick walk around the neighbourhood, maybe pick up some plants for your home, or stop by a local cafe for a coffee break before returning back home to your work.
Isolation does not have to be a permanent state, nor does it have to be completely removed from your life. There is a peacefulness in finding balance between the two and learning what works for you and your lifestyle. Some lean more to the social side, while others don't - either is correct and acceptable. The only opinion that matters is your own and if you feel like it's becoming a problem then starting slowly to change it can make a world of difference. Isolation does not mean you are abnormal or on the wrong path and our perception of it shouldn't be as black and white as that.