We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is still going strong, and as such, people are experiencing feelings of isolation from social distancing to a degree never felt before. In this article, we will cover how to reduce feelings of isolation during Covid-19, the impact of social distancing on wellness, and seven tips for coping with feelings of isolation.
One study by researchers at the University of Manchester and Swansea University found that social distancing is having adverse impacts on our mental health and emotional wellbeing.
One of the heightened stressors people report feeling is not knowing when the pandemic will end, and life can return to “normal.”
The current pandemic has brought uncertainty into our lives in an unprecedented amount.
We are not sure how COVID-19 will affect:
As humans, we crave safety and control over our lives, and loss of that control is creating stress and anxiety, which can be emotionally and physically draining. It is important to reduce these feelings of isolation even while staying at home.
We all handle this uncertainty and lack of control differently, and some people tolerate changes much better than others, but we all have a limit.
The good news? There are things we can do that can help us cope with or reduce feelings of isolation while staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
While we may struggle to make sense of our new normal and experience feelings of loneliness, learning to be flexible and following the tips above can help make the transition easier and help reduce stress.
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