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Coping With Loneliness During Lockdown

If you’re lonely, try this out.
07 Jul 2021, 01:40 PM
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coping with loneliness during lockdown

 

Being stuck between four walls for a long period can make one feel terribly lonely. 

Here are some ways you can cope with loneliness, and everything in between.

1. Normalize your feelings

There is no need to feel bad about having these emotions. Almost everyone is going through the same feeling during the pandemic, just know that you are not alone. 

We can only remind ourselves that it will pass. Remember to not distract yourself from this feeling, instead tolerate it. Acknowledge it and understand what it is trying to tell you. 

2. Self-compassion

It’s okay to not be okay. Allow yourself and your loved ones some time off, relax, take a break. 

We’re living in tough times, stressing yourself out can only make things worse.

3. Talk with a family member/partner

When we bottle up our emotions, it only amplifies them. Find someone to talk to, for all you know they would need it too. 

Find solutions together, help each other out, feel less disconnected from others. Just a simple dinner together at the table with your loved ones can change your entire mood.

4. Seek professional help

There's no shame in seeking help from a mental health expert if you're having trouble coping with feelings of disconnection. 

Signs of loneliness could be affecting you, your relationship, or your mental health could include:

* increased conflict at home
* persistent negativity
* changes in your sleeping or eating habits
* feelings of sadness and depression

A therapist can guide you on how you can cope with your struggles.

Remember, reach out when you need help. We’re not alone. 


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