The world is in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. While the focus of the pandemic is the Coronavirus, there has been a rise in loneliness. The loneliness epidemic was already on the rise before coronavirus. Loneliness is contagious. It has been found that those who are close to someone experiencing loneliness that they were 52% more likely to become lonely. Since loneliness is contagious and more people have experienced loneliness during the pandemic, it is important for you to deal with loneliness. We are in the midst of two pandemics: loneliness and coronavirus. Here are five ways that you can deal with the loneliness epidemic in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic


Stay Healthy

The first way that you can deal with loneliness is to work to stay healthy. Your health is important so don’t let loneliness harm your personal health. Focus on having a healthy diet, getting exercise, and going outside. A healthy diet contributes to your well-being by providing you with the nutrition that your body needs to function. Food is what gives your body the fuel and energy that you need each day. Food and nutrition are a reflection of your health. It is important to also focus on staying fit by exercising and working out.



Find groups where you live and online that you can reach out to and who can support you. It is important that you surround yourself with a like-minded community that shares your values, interests, and goals. You will find others who share things that you have in common. A community helps you during your good times and your bad times. Community rescues you from isolation, alienation, and loneliness. If you do not have a community, work to build one in real life and online because having a community is good for your well-being.

Be Busy and Productive

It is important to stay busy and to be productive. Find something that you enjoy and keep yourself busy by working on that. You can keep yourself busy by working on a project. You can work on finding ways to develop your career. It can also be something as simple as working to clean your house and kitchen. A clean house will also help with your mental health. By surrounding yourself with a clean space, it will help to increase your productivity. Organization is important because you will be more focused which will increase your productivity. Find ways to stay busy and to be productive and this will help you to be less lonely.

Mental Health

Your mental health is very important. Mental health goes along with your physical health. If you are feeling lonely, it directly affects your mental health. Common mental health problems include clinical depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can improve your mental health in a number of ways. You can work to build and maintain relationships by creating a community. You can stay healthy by exercising and eating right. You can work by challenging yourself to achieve your goals. Practice mindfulness by meditating or praying which can help to decrease your stress. Sleep is also important to be mentally healthy so get enough sleep and have quality sleep. Self-care is vital and connects directly to your mental health.


Self-care is vital for your mental health, productivity, health, and finding the right people to become part of your community. Self-care will look different for each person. You can start to focus on self-care by focusing on your health, mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, and taking time for yourself. It is not selfish to take time for self-care. Self-care means you treat yourself with the same care, kindness, and respect that you give to others. Self-care is a reflection of self-love.



These are five ways that you can deal with loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic that has affected the world. You can focus on your personal health. You can work to find and create a community both online and in real life. You can find ways to be busy and productive in the changing world. You can concentrate on your mental health. You can work to begin to create a daily self-care routine. By implementing these five steps into your life you can begin to deal with the loneliness that has risen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not investment or financial advice. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon. Subscribe to Secure Single’s Substack for free!


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James Bollen is the Founder and President of Secure Single. He is an entrepreneur and a content creator with the goal of helping all different types of singles to learn to thrive as a single person.
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