At one time or another, everyone has felt lonely. Loneliness is a byproduct of hyper-individualism and living in a society that’s moved away from community. If so many people experience loneliness under normal circumstances, imagine how much worse they could feel when forced into a situation that isolates them from their familiar lifestyles like what we’re seeing right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a time of crises, humans are instinctively driven to band together as a coping mechanism. What makes our current situation unique is that we have to face this crisis from the isolation of our homes. 

The good news is loneliness is a feeling and not a fact. There are things that we can do to feel better. This week, I outline four things you can do to feel more connected to others and develop a relationship with yourself, whenever you feel isolated and alone.