Easy Ways to Deal with Loneliness

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Feeling isolated and alone? This toolkit offers simple ways to cope with loneliness and strengthen your connections—and most of them you can do right now.      

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Is feeling lonely normal?

Human beings are social creatures. While it’s normal to feel lonely sometimes, we thrive within relationships and communities of people.

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Of course, loneliness is something most of us have to deal with at certain times. You may have to quarantine away from loved ones for health reasons,

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Engage with communities—online and in-person

– Stop by local events where you might run into like-minded people, such as concerts, sports events, or open-mic nights.

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Help others

As well as expanding your social network, helping others can add meaning and purpose to life. In fact, volunteering to help others can be just as beneficial for you as it is for those you help.

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Get outside

If you work from home, it’s easy to feel confined within the same four walls every day. Even if you commute, it’s easy to fall into a routine that’s limited to traveling to and from work.

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Spend time in public places

Rather than eating lunch at your desk or alone in your home, head out to a restaurant, coffee shop, or shopping mall food court

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To save money, pack your own lunch and enjoy it at in a park or other public space. Simply being within eyeshot of others can help you feel less alone and increase the chances of meeting new

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Travel virtually

Traveling can of course be an excellent way to cope with loneliness and isolation, but it's not always a feasible solution, especially in these financially uncertain times.

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