4 Quick Tips On Dealing With Isolation When You Live Alone
I just thought I`d write a quick post today on a topic which is very relevant to the topic.
The vast majority of us are stuck at home during the Coronavirus, or COVID 19 pandemic and the possibility of extreme loneliness and self isolation can become major problems if not addressed properly.
Isolation at home when you live alone can be a lot harder than when you have family or roommates to bond with. The times in your life when you are spent completely isolated from other people might cause panic, stress, worsened anxiety and a disconnect from society in general.
Below I list a few useful ways to help cope and alleviate the very serious issue of becoming lonely in your home…
4 Quick Tips On Dealing With Isolation When You Live Alone..
1. Add Self-Care to Your Daily Routine
You probably already know that having a daily routine is very beneficial to your physical and mental health if are in quarantine or self-isolating, especially if you are living alone.
One thing that helps even more is when you add some self-care to your routine. If you are working from home, you need breaks every day where you focus on your own needs.
For example, this might mean going for a walk one day or doing an indoor workout. Other days, you might want to read a book or magazine for fun or take a nice hot soothing bath.
Whatever you choose doesn’t really matter, as long as it makes you feel better, happier and more relaxed.
2. Socialise Online or Through Video Chats
Remember that you are social distancing in a physical way and that is all. You should still connect with others, get and give support and keep socialising as much as you can.
This might mean talking to your friends through social media, texting or calling your loved ones. You can even use the various video conferencing programs out there such as Skype, Zoom, Facebook Live etc.
It can make you feel connected, even though you are at home. You do not have to feel alone.
3. Learn Something New
Make a list of anything you have been wanting to learn, but haven’t dedicated the time because you were too busy with other things.
This might be a foreign language such as learning Spanish, Italian, French or German. You could even go one step further and try learning Mandarin!
How about learning a new skill?
If you love music, why not try your hand at teaching yourself to play an instrument, there are plenty of courses online such as learning how to play the guitar, learn piano etc.
You are at home alone with all this free time, so why not take full advantage? Now is the time to practice and learn something new!
4. Take Time to Journal and Self-Reflect
Journaling can be very beneficial throughout the year, no matter what you’re doing. It can be even more therapeutic while in quarantine or if you are alone at home for any other reason.
Your journal allows you to self-reflect, explore how you are feeling, discover ways to improve your life right now, set goals, and find clarity.
Try to dedicate at least a few minutes every day to writing in your journal. You can use journaling prompts, write about a specific topic, or just write about whatever comes to your mind.
It can get quite addictive if you commit to it and positive improvements can manifest in your life as a result.