One of the few perks of being in an office with other people is the opportunity to get to know your coworkers. The best way to do this is to make it a habit to go out for dinner, drinks or a night on the town on a regular basis. You will be rewarded with a more enjoyable work / home balance and better relationships at the same time. Besides the usual suspects, there are the occasional outings or special events that happen when you least expect them to, such as a birthday celebration or a nudge from a spouse. A few outings a week is more than enough to keep you sane.