18 things to do when you’re feeling lonely
Today, most of us are in self-isolation and that can feel pretty lonely.
So I wanted to give you some ideas to make the weekends, weeknights and weekdays more fun for you.
Here are 18 ideas that I shared with my group last week.
They loved them and have told me that life is feeling less lonely when they put at least one or two in practice every day.
Keep in mind that you might have to be the one to make the effort to make it happen.
I promise it will be well worth it.
1. Virtually connect with your family 1-2 times a week. Get a Zoom or Skype account. Both are free or use FaceTime or Google Duo.
2. Schedule Virtual Happy Hour Calls with friends to catch up.
3. If you like to play games, download an app called House Party.
4. There are lots of classes, plays, theater you can get online. Google them. Many are free.
5. Get outside every single day and take a walk. It will make a huge difference in your mental and emotional health especially as the weather is getting warmer.
6. Play games with friends over Zoom (you can create a free account). Here’s a fun game for you to play: https://swellgarfo.com/scattergories/
7. Get help from a therapist if you can’t beat the blues you might be feeling. Many are counseling virtually every day with their clients.
8. Read less news. It can feel depressing and truthfully not much changes from day-to-day.
9. Reach out to people you haven’t talked with in eons and reconnect. Right now, people are actually more connected than they have ever been. It just takes effort.
10. Go online and virtually date using FT, Zoom, or Google Duo calls. You’ll laugh and get yourself around male energy. You could make some really nice friends.
11. Do a daily gratitude journal of all the things you are grateful for now. It opens your heart to love in the future.
12. Read some fluff books.
I love this series I’ve been reading by Wendy Wax called Ten Beach Road Series.
I download them from the library and read them on a Kindle app.
13. Read some good spiritual books that make you feel good.
Hay House has some amazing ones.
Some of my favorites are You can heal your life by Louise Hay, Living with Joy by Sonaya Roman, Power versus Force and Letting Go by David Hawkins, The Power of your subconscious mind by Joseph Murphy (one of my favorites and is a huge mental, emotional and spiritual game changer)
14. Make a list of things you love to do and schedule one every day.
15. Put on Makeup and real clothes every couple of days. It will make you feel good.
16. This is a great time to declutter your home. I’ve straightened out tons of drawers and under sink cabinets. It’s fun. To get started, set a timer for 10 minutes and see how much you get done. It can feel really satisfying.
17. Get creative. Do adult coloring books. Some pottery places have take-home projects. Take a virtual drawing class or Zentangle class. There are even virtual watercolor or acrylic classes and anything you need, you can get on Amazon or at an art supply store that ships.
18. Create a Vision Board. If you don’t have magazines, use Pinterest to print photos you like. I’ve done lots of Vision Boards over the years and have been amazed at how much really comes true.
Also, this is a great time to get ready to date which means getting your head in the game with the right mindset, over 50’s dating strategies, and support.
Interested? If so, let’s set up a time to talk. Just click here and tell me a little bit about what you’ve been struggling with when it comes to finding Mr. Right. If I think I can help you, I’ll send you a link to my calendar to set up a time for us to talk.
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Also, post in the comments below what ideas you’ve tried or are going to try next.
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