How to overcome loneliness, when you have to stay at home
Loneliness is an inner feeling/expression, that each and everyone feels at one point or the other in a lifetime. Most especially now, when the whole world is facing a pandemic. And everyone is expected to stay at home all day, meaning you have to put a stop to all your usual daily and weekly activities, including jobs, social activities, sports, recreation and so on.
To some staying at home is not part of there lifestyle, this can be a big problem to them as they are not use to it, and this can cause feelings of loneliness, expecially to some that are far away from there love ones.
Take for instance, you waking up in the morning and you cannot follow your daily routine, you can’t step out of your house to go to work, church, amusement park or even bar or cinema.
All you can do is watch TV, read a book, go online to read about the latest happenings in the world. How would you feel, that will be strange right? and that will be new to your system and this can make you unhappy.
Whenever you try to have fun, you are remembered about the pandemic the world is facing right now, you are bothered about the safety of yourself, family and friends. You watch the news and see what is happening around the world and this makes you sad all over again.
So how will I overcome loneliness when I have to stay at home and be happy with myself,you would ask right?
Exercise is good for the body, keeps you fit and help you shake out what you are feeling at the moment, when you workout it keeps you minds against worries.
Yes,it’s impossible to visit the gym now,so how do you exercise you would ask, you can try out a lots of indoor exercise, like situp, push up, or better still, you can download some fitness training online and practice them yourself. There are lots of fitness trainer that upload there trainings online for people. The work out will keep you busy and keep you away from worries, and these will inturn ease the feelings of loneliness
2. Cultivate a garden.
Yes,you heard right, try to cultivate a small garden I front or at the back of your compound, try growing things, maybe flowers, fruit, or vegies as this will in return keep your mind off worries when you are at it, flowers will also beautify your environment, flowers grow in a short time, you will get busy by watering the garden, trimming the flowers. Trust me this will be a great idea and will keep you away from boredom and loneliness.
Meditation is practiced by a lot of people and it has been said to help in healing the body and soul. Try meditating once or twice a day. It helps you clear your mind against worries and feed your mind with good thoughts, meditating will also help you discover your true self. In the process think about the good things that has happened to you lately, always keep your mind on positive things and this will inturn help you to fight loneliness
6. Watch Movies
Are you a movie lover? Or you have heard about how interesting a particular movie is, but you have not had the time to sit down and watch, yes you can’t go to the cinema, but you have a TV at home, settle down get urself some snacks or popcorn and enjoy your movie, this will take your mind off worries and help you overcome loneliness
7. Spend time with your love ones.
When you are feeling lonely,one of the important things you can do to feel love and overcome that feeling is by spending time with your loved ones,most expecially your partner,your family and friends are also there to help, make them understand how you feel, you would be surprised how fast you would heal, at forget about ever being lonely
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