With the Coronavirus pandemic still going on, there are times where people may have to self-isolate or quarantine.
This can mean not seeing loved ones or even spending time completely by yourself which can feel really lonely.
Earlier in October, I had to quarantine for 10 days in my room alone so I am going to be sharing with you the ways I tried to combat feeling lonely. Everyone is completely fine it was just a case of self-isolating.
Are you feeling lonely? Here are some easy tips for coping with loneliness.
Tip 1 For Dealing With Loneliness – Stay Connected With Family and Friends
A lot of the time when I’m feeling down, I can end up pushing people further away and trying to be by myself.
However, I know this isn’t the best for my mental health and because I knew I couldn’t physically see anyone, I tried to keep in touch with loved ones throughout.
I am living in student housing at the moment so I tried to keep in touch with my parents and would facetime them.
I’d also try to keep checking in with my friends too. This really made me feel like I was still involved with everything and talking to people took my mind off of being completely by myself for 10 days.
Tip 2 For Dealing With Loneliness – Try To Comfort Yourself
As I was on my own, I was able to do my favourite things (within my room) and watch whatever I wanted on TV.
My advice would be to try to use this to your advantage rather than get focus on feeling lonely.
It’s all about keeping yourself occupied and keeping your mind away from thinking negative thoughts. Try to see what things you can do or what projects you can work on when you’re alone.
Find some ways to practice self-care, this often makes me feel a lot better. I have a blog post all about how bloggers like to practice self-care.
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Tip 3 For Dealing With Loneliness – Talk Online
It could be the case that you feel like you have no one to stay connected with when you are feeling lonely.
There are lots of groups you can join online and there are people out there that will have more in common with you than you think.
I have come across a lot of people online who have lots in common with me through blogging and it always feels better to be able to chat with people.
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Please note that I am not a medical professional and I am not perfect when it comes to looking after my own mental health. These tips are just ones that have worked for me and I feel like they could be beneficial when it comes to looking after your mental health and trying to cope with loneliness. If you need further support with loneliness then please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/feeling-lonely/.
Thank you to Lauren for writing this great post about dealing with loneliness! Remember you’re not alone, there are people who want to support you <3
Where to find Lauren
Blog: Wool of the King
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