Self-Care & Wellbeing
How to prevent feeling lonely
The world pandemic has inhibited us from being around friends and family, which can create a feeling of loneliness. It is normal to feel these emotions from time to time as we venture through life; however, the length of the pandemic has caused many to feel loneliness for a much longer-term. This can increase the risk of developing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Below we have a few tips on how to prevent feeling lonely during the pandemic.
Stay connected – Call your friends and family daily to catch up and ask how their day has gone.
Start a book club - choose a book that you and your friends are interested in and catch up after reading each chapter and discuss your thoughts on what you have read.
Learn a new skill – By learning something new, you keep your mind occupied, giving you less time of feeling alone.
Go for walks - Enjoy the sunshine and take walks around your area; this will get you out of the house and keep you active.