Staying Connected to Combat Loneliness and Isolation During the Holidays
Some people love their holidays full of friends, relatives and endless celebration. People are overdriven by socialization and do not seem to be splitting. The holidays can, however, be lonely for some than at any other time of the year.
Not everybody in these cool months has close friends and family with whom to spend time. Some people could have it reserved for extra time alone and not for themselves. It is unhealthy if you spend more time during the holidays, but too much can lead to negative emotions and loneliness.
Balancing alone time during the holidays
There is a difference when you take some time alone to stop being around. It’s sort of like a break halfway through a football game to take some time alone. You talked with people and tried to remain in the conversation for a few hours, and you have a 15-minute break from here to recharge your battery.
Time alone can be safe because it gives you time to look and to be glad. It would be best if you celebrated on your own in many ways:
- Start a new trend! Try to create your own new holiday tradition, including baking a leisurely meal or watching a new holiday video.
- New talent re-discover! Take the poisonous old guitar, put on these dance shoes, or do whatever you want.
- Do extra out of the home! Go to the exhibition, you have heard too much about it, or spend time out in the wild if the weather allows.
- Talk on the phone and write emails! You may be alone on vacation this year because you’re close one too far to see. Talk to them on your telephone or write to them to keep them connected. Even a short call will boost.
Although it is good for the soul to have significant solitary time, it is vital to realize the boundaries and socially rechargeable. Everyone needs some socialization to be safe, whether it is introverted or extroverted.
Alone, when the alone time changes into avoidance or long isolation, may be dangerous. Feelings of anxiety and isolation will lead us as a coping strategy to avoid social contact. This isolation may cause depressive symptoms which lead to more loneliness, a cycle.
Other ways to cope with holiday loneliness
One of the easiest ways to deal with the isolation of holiday is to search for time. “If you can still feel loneliness around other people, try to find social interactions. Your interactions can always take a break or be limited as you see fit to ensure proper self-care.
You can take more action if you don’t have loved ones nearby.
- Check for opportunities for volunteers. There are several ways to support people, and only during the holiday’s chances are expanded. Volunteering helps you to make a meaningful impact without any pressure when socializing.
- Say yeah. Accept invites from friends and employees, even though they are not individuals with whom you normally spend a lot of time. You don’t have to say yes to all things, but you will feel less alone this way.
If you are depressed and solitary, try not to equate your plans to others to intensify these feelings. Please keep away from social media; it’s a lifetime highlight and can make you feel insignificant in comparison. Learn safe coping mechanisms and remember what is right for you even though it takes extra time to take care of yourself.