We are now 2 weeks into our 3rd lockdown in the UK. I am counting down the days until Feb 15th when the lockdown is lifted (). I am not sure about you but the lack of contact with friends and family is starting to bring on the feelings of loneliness.
I find loneliness a weird concept because it doesn’t necessarily mean you are on your own, you can feel a sense of loneliness when you’re in a relationship or in big crowds. I think I am missing the social contact ( nipping to the Slug and Lettuce with friends for a sneaky afternoon cocktail and taking the kids out for some fun family times).
I understand that loneliness can mean different things to different people and there are many causes such as a bereavement, relationship break-up, isolation experienced working from home and starting university. All the kinds of things that are amplified during a lockdown. In light of this, I have decided to do some research on loneliness and in upcoming posts, I will give you some tips on how to reduce loneliness.
If you want to, you can comment on my facebook page, the post or inbox me your experience of loneliness. It doesn’t need to be during covid, it can be from any time. For example, when you first found out you were pregnant, just had the baby, during the toddler stage, when the children became more independent or, any other life event that made you feel lonely or isolated.
I’d really like to get a good context of the situation so I can provide the best tips.
I don’t want anyone to feel alone
Well, that’s all from me now! I look forward to reading your comments
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