This week my question is;
Do you ever feel lonely? And if you do, how do you overcome the feeling?
With three young adult kids living at home and my mum at five minutes’ drive, I have not expected loneliness yet. When my kids move out and /or my mother passes away I might get lonely especially since I am no longer working.
I have seen people who are lonely and felt their pain. Some of my friends are widowed, divorced, retired or empty nesters. For them, loneliness is like an illness, sapping at their vitality and spirit. It can cause physical and mental illness too.
The pandemic has brought a lot of loneliness in its wake. Lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing, all have taken their toll.
Luckily, modern technology allows people to connect in a way that was unimaginable even twenty five years ago. With a smart phone or other device you can stay in touch with friends and family across oceans and time zones. You can find a community of like minded people and interact with them on social media platforms .
Finally, my advice is :
Stay busy and you won’t feel lonely.
Let’s see if this works for me when I am on my own.
Written for Sunday Poser # 56, a prompt created by Sadje of KeepItAlive