Isolation. Qurantine.Lockdown. These are the words that resonates with anxiety and loneliness that leaves behind a sinking depressive feeling. And if you are single and living alone, the feeling can amplify.
The feeling of loneliness not only makes us feel that we are down in the dumps but disturbs our mental wellbeing.
Remember that being unhappy is not the same as being depressed. We often tend to use the term depressed very loosely to describe how we feel if something went wrong at work or if going through a rough breakup.
But all is not lost. There are plenty of things we can do to feel better about ourselves and feel connected with the world around us.
FEELING HELPLESS? HERE ARE A FEW POINTERS HOW TO CHEER UP
GET FIT & P.H.A.T
Nows your chance to bring a change in your lifestyle that you were not being able to focus on due to work pressure. Focusing on yourself and making you the priority.
Going for a walk, listening to soothing music, learning yoga, reading books, home spa and the list is endless!
Since you will be cooking more staying at home, you can control what you eat, try new recipes and focus on health eating. Try giving yourself a challenge of fitting into your collage jeans !
STAY CONNECTED WITH LOVED ONES
Days can feel very long during lockdown and when work from home is the new normal.
Schedule regular calls with friends and family and make sure you make time for each other.
While it may take some time for the restaurants and bars to be fully functional there is no stopping you and your girlfriends to meet up and chat over drinks. Do a video chat with friends while cooking and share recipes of mocktails. Don’t just stay indoors and be gloomy.
A few other things that help alleviate the mental stress are ,learning a language online that you never had time for or take up online art sessions and see how much of satisfaction it brings you.Your may want to join an online reading club in an attempt to meet new people and have varied discussions.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to the problem of loneliness. Consider your own wants and needs. Think about activities that pique your interest or provide some connection to others. You don’t have to wait for someone else to strike up a conversation or a friendship. Take a chance on being first. If that doesn’t work out, try something or someone else. You’re worth the effort.
If nothing works and is all getting too much for you, seek help for guidance and support to find a way out of your anxiety. Talk to a psychologist or a helpline or support groups who have hands-on experience to guide you through your low phase.