As we are in the stage where everyone is locked down in their own houses,Here the loneliness comes for a people who cannot stay locked for the weeks lockdown in their houses.
– WHAT IS LONELINESS?
Loneliness defines the people’s mind that can be afraid of missing out on something in weakness,tiredness,procrastinate.So,It is true that loneliness harms your mental health.
loneliness is the feeling we get when our need for rewarding social contact and relationships is not met. But loneliness is not always the same as being alone.You may choose to be alone and live happily without much contact with other people, while others may find this a lonely experience.
-HOW CAN OVERCOME THE LONELINESS IN A TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING?
7 ways to overcome loneliness-
1. REACH OUT TO OTHERS, AND JOIN GROUPS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS AS YOURS.
2. GET TO KNOW YOURSELF BETTER.
3. TALK TO SOMEONE NEW WHEN YOU’RE OUT AND ABOUT
4. SPEND LESS TIME ON TECHNOLOGY, AND MORE TIME IN THE REAL WORLD TO AVOID LONELINESS.
5. ASK YOURSELF IF YOUR FEELINGS ACTUALLY REPRESENT REALITY OR NOT.
6. FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION ON HELPING OTHERS INSTEAD OF FOCUSING IT ON YOUR OWN FEELINGS.
7. GET INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES THAT YOU TRULY ENJOY.
– CASE STUDY
Louise Hawkley, PhD, says we should think of loneliness not as a state but as a motivation to get social. Here’s how:
Get out and about. You don’t have to be best friends with someone to benefit from interaction. Amity Brown, who is separated from her husband, takes walks around her neighborhood, smiling at people she passes. “When I started getting to know the neighborhood and the people around me, I felt like part of a community,” she says.
Be selective about making friends. Hawkley points out that if you’re desperate for Relationships, you may be willing to tolerate unacceptable treatment. Now that Brown is feeling more stable, she says, “I’m more careful when I choose my friends to make sure they’re low-drama.”
Stay positive. Lonely people tend to expect rejection, which makes it more likely to happen. Social cognitive therapy can help people reframe their thoughts about how others see them.
WHY SOCIAL DISTANCING IS SO STRANGE?
We know positive social support can improve our capacity to cope with stress. But right now we’re being asked to keep our distance from others to minimise the spread of the virus.
Many people are facing periods of enforced isolation if they are believed to have COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has.
Even those of us who appear to be healthy are being directed to practise social distancing, a range of strategies designed to slow the spread of disease and protect vulnerable groups from becoming infected.
Among other things, this means when we’re around others, we shouldn’t get too close, and should avoid things like kissing and shaking hands.
This advice has seen the cancellation of large events of more than 500 people, while smaller groups and organisations have also moved to cancel events and regular activities. Many workplaces with the capacity to do so have asked their staff to work from home.
Loneliness is a temporary feeling which happens to every human being in their life.So,be conscious of what’s happening around your place and make the social distancing.Don’t feel lonely at all.
Wash your hands at regular intervals.
#stay home #stay safe