Some Tips To Deal With Loneliness


Credit to Andrew Poertner

By Shivani Bondada

Suffering from loneliness during the pandemic is challenging but you can make it through. Believe in yourself because you got this. To help here are ways to cope with loneliness and to make yourself feel better.

Be More Social

Find ways to interact and spend time with people you enjoy being around. You can choose to spend time in-person or virtually. Due to COVID-19, people are suffering from loneliness but socializing virtually is still a great option. Chat over the phone, video-call, and use social media to stay in touch with friends and family.

Do Something You Love

Listen to music, learn a new language or indulge yourself in your favorite activities. Try to find new hobbies and get out of your comfort zone. You can do activities by yourself or with family and friends. Even if you are doing something by yourself, remember that you can always enjoy your own company

Share Your Feelings

Talk with someone who is close
to you or if you’re not comfortable with that then contact organizations that can help. For example, Samaritans is a website that offers free service that gives emotional support to anyone and is open 24 hours a day. Remember to not compare yourself with another because everyone’s lives are different.

Connect With Nature

Go outside and experience the calming effects that nature has on your mind and body. It decreases any anxiety or depression. Just take a walk and observe the life surrounding you. Most importantly, nature helps us understand that we belong to a world that has so much to offer us.

Volunteer For the Community

Helping others can boost your wellbeing. Just search the internet to find places to volunteer. You can volunteer in any field of interest that you find appealing. In-person or virtual there are many opportunities to find places to volunteer. Give yourself the chance to make the world a better place and meet new people. You may feel detached from the community due to quarantining and feeling trapped inside your home but volunteering can also help you make new friends.

Join An Online Community

They help you relieve stress and allow you to talk freely about your feelings. The advantage of joining an online community is being able to find people who share the same interests as you or anyone who is a joy to talk to. An online community also gives you the ability to talk with people from all over the world. Groups such as Side by Side and SANE Support Forum provide people a place to talk for 24 hours a day. Distract yourself from the feelings of loneliness and remember all the wonderful people that make you happy.