These are trying times. School closings, masks, restaurant closings, social distancing, just to name a few. Life during a pandemic is confusing, stressful, dreadful, and can be lonely. What is the Loneliness Solution? The world that we’re living in now is very different from the world that we were living in just a short year ago. In fact, most of our lives have dramatically been altered forever moving forward.
Politicians in each state have decided how we should live, how many we invite for holiday gatherings, funerals, get-togethers, and so on. This pandemic has left a lot of us feeling lonely. How do the effects of loneliness and living life alone really affect us in the long run? What are some solutions and ways that we can combat those worries and find ways to still have human interaction?
I’ve recently been reading the book, The Loneliness Solution, and I urge you to do the same. This book has helped me to understand what real and true friendships look like. This book has helped me to change the way I think and has given me a sense of belonging during these trying times.
What Is The Loneliness Solution?
The year 2020 has been a real downer. I mean, this year really snuck up on us, didn’t it? Who knew that this year would be the year that rocked us to our core. Not only does it feel like our entire nation is more divided than ever, especially with disagreements over masks and social distancing, but it also feels like this is the year that the walls are slowly starting to move in.
And while we all know the importance of staying home and slowing the spread, it’s not hard to see that the world is experiencing a huge problem with missing human interaction and loneliness.
These feelings are normal and we’re definitely not alone in this thought process.
But after a few months of being at home, the pandemic started to really feel as though it was going to be here for the long haul. And that is when I knew that I had to find a way to boost my mood and try to look at life a bit differently than I had been the last few months.
This is when I stumbled about the Loneliness Solution. It is such a motivational and a perfect read for the times. I knew I had to share it with all of you.
Are you tired of feeling lonely?
This is where I was at, just a few short months ago. I was tired, missing my “old” way of life, and trying to fight off those feelings of loneliness that I just couldn’t shake.
I needed to have a new perspective and I’m so glad that I was able to get it.
Finding positive outlooks during not so positive times
One of the biggest things that I was able to take away and apply to my own life is that I had to let go and let God, trust in my faith, and trust in people.
I’d gotten to a place where I felt as though I was questioning everything and not allowing myself to seek the truth in anything. News outlets make finding the truth difficult. I quickly realized that this wasn’t a place that I wanted to be, mentally.
Even though times are hard and feel lonely, know that you’re not ever truly alone. You’re always surrounded by those in your church, your prayer warriors, members in your Bible Study, and so many thoughts and prayers by all your fellow family and friends.
Even during a pandemic, it’s possible to still be close to others and learn to trust.
As long as you open your heart, you’ll be opening up to love. And with love comes friendship, companionship, trust, and a positive outlook on life that will keep the negative thoughts and feelings at bay.
If you’re looking for a loneliness solution, it’s been hidden within you all along. Now is the time to unleash your faith and let your love shine through.
This book showed me a lot of “how to’s” when it comes to overcoming loneliness.
- Finding your tribe or your community can be so hard! The book shows you how to overcome those obstacles.
- Who do you talk to when you’re lonely? One thing during this pandemic that a few of my very close friends have done is ensuring we stay in contact with each other. Texting when we cannot be together in person, group chats, facetime, zoom, etc.
- We are all imperfect. There is none righteous, no not one. This is a huge help in breaking free of loneliness. We reach an understanding that we love our tribe, imperfections and all!
- In Chapter 4, it starts with a quote on breaking the pull of isolation. The quote says “I have 2,775 friends. Facebook says so.” WOW! This is so important to think about. It’s just as important to let that sink in. Social media can be a blessing and a curse – a blessing if it is used the right away. The chapter was good at giving other tips to break free of isolation.
Don’t skip chapter 8 about family! “Families are like fudge- mostly sweet, with a few nuts.” ~Lee Dawson. This chapter deals with family and how important they can be in the fight against loneliness. I personally talk to my mom almost every day. Even during this pandemic, even if nothing exciting has happened, we engage in meaningful conversation. We love gathering around the table, too. Hospitality is a learned skill my mother taught me. It is at the table so much loneliness passes and relationships are built and strengthened!
But I get it. The year 2020 has been a bummer. It has ruined many family or friendship gatherings. However, these relationships are especially important and uncommonly helpful. This chapter was packed full of helpful info.
So in closing, even during a pandemic, there are tips and tricks to help us fight loneliness. We just have to find them and The Loneliness Solution is a great place to start.
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