I feel lonely!
Some people may experience loneliness during the period of home or institutional quarantine, feeling lonely and rejected as a result of physical divergence and lack of sympathy, and the absence of companionship or communication, especially with some being separated from family members and loved ones, and their inability to communicate with them physically, as changing the daily routine of individuals, especially those who tend to go out always, and sociable people may have difficulty at this stage and thus generate a feeling of loneliness. These feelings may lead to psychological or physical complications for the individual if dealt with in the incorrect way.
How can I overcome loneliness?
Realizing that loneliness is just a feeling, not a reality
Your feeling of loneliness is because something has triggered it, and not because you are in fact isolated. The brain is determined to pay attention to pain and danger، this includes feelings of fear and psychological pain, so feeling lonely works to alert the brain, but the brain tries to understand this feeling, and questions begin to ask themself. Why do I feel this way? Is it because no one loves me? Or is it because the people are bad? Then, the brain begins to confuse feelings with facts, so the problem increases. You have to fully realize that what you are facing is just a feeling and you should not confuse these feelings with facts.
Avoid negative assumptions and stop expecting dead ends
All of these assumptions result from feeling lonely and are an extension of what we were doing in childhood when feeling sad. The child, when he/she feels sad, automatically rushes to think that this is their fault due to their behavior and character. We continue with the same thinking even in adulthood.
Create a plan to fight mental and emotional habits that lead you to feel lonely
When you begin to realize that loneliness is just a feeling you have, not a fact, you can develop a plan to deal with this feeling, and one of the best ways to confront loneliness is to interact with friends and make some effort to reach out to others, and in these circumstances, this can be done through electronic applications.
Pay attention to those around you
Being attentive and caring about those around you, whether they are family members or friends while trying to help them with their problems, it may help create a good social environment for you.