Loneliness is a problem that some singles experience. Loneliness is also a problem when you are isolated and have minimal to no social interaction during this time of social distancing during the quarantine. Here are four ways that singles can combat loneliness during social distancing to stay sane while in quarantine.
4 Ways Singles Can Combat Loneliness During Social Distancing
Singles can use technology to stay in touch with their friends and family. This can be done using social media, video communication applications, and finding groups online that fit your interests. Social media can be used to stay up to date with your friends and connections. You will be able to see what your friends are posting about and communicate with them to see how they are doing with the coronavirus and the lockdowns.
Join A Virtual Club or Group
Find a virtual group that shares your interests and hobbies. You can find groups on Facebook and Meetup to meet like-minded people. You can also find a range of different online support groups and hobby clubs to get interaction with people online and with video calls to get personal interaction while in quarantine. The Internet allows you to find people during this time who share mutual interests and your values so consider joining a virtual club or group to get some level of social interaction during the pandemic.
Don’t be afraid to go outside. Get Vitamin D. Go on a short walk or sit outside if you have a patio. Exercise and being outside is healthy. It is unhealthy to stay inside since it attributes to health issues because you need sunlight. The health benefits associated with going outside include relieving stress, strengthening immunity, increasing focus, healthier lifestyle, emotional health, psychological health, weight management, better short-term memory, improving eye vision, decreases deficit disorder, and life longevity. Despite the pandemic, don’t be afraid to go outside to get fresh air and enjoy the sun because it is healthy.
Reach Out to Others and Ask How Others are Really Doing
During this time, people are cooped up inside and are having minimal to no social interaction depending upon their situation. You should not be afraid to reach out to your friends and family to ask how they are doing. However, make a point to be direct and to get them to be honest about how they truly are
These are four simple ways that singles can combat loneliness during this time of social distancing. Make use of technology. Find groups online. Go outside and get exercise. Reach out to your friends and family during this uncertain time and know that you can defeat loneliness.