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Lonely During Pandemic Times

Lonely during pandemic times? We have some suggestions for combating the loneliness and isolation.

Lonely During Pandemic Times
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The year 2022 solidifies a second year of battling the global pandemic as these past two years have forcibly changed the lives of millions of people around the world.

One major change felt by everyone is the increase of loneliness and alienation among individuals.

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As human beings we require certain basic interactions in order to be happy, healthy and sane. These basic necessities include:

  • love
  • support
  • companionship
  • friendship
  • kindness
  • and some form of physical contact
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Without these basic essentials humans can fall into negative mental and emotional traits such as self-destruction, depression, self-harm, jealousy, hatred, envy, seclusion and resentment.

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We are truly experiencing an awakening and it’s up to you if you want to join the woke & enlightened or be left in the past mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

Lonely During Pandemic?

When was the last time you spontaneously stopped by to see a friend, relative or colleague to have a drink/meal just because the person crossed your mind? Do we even do this anymore?

Pandemic or not, when did we stop taking care of each other?

When was the exact moment society turned its back on each other, despite needing each other?

Don’t Selfdestruct

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When did we individually decide that taking the first step and making yourself vulnerable with friends, relatives and co-workers is off limits?

So, if you are sad or lonely and you just need to talk to or hang out with someone you can’t initiate anything due to fear of rejection, judgment or embarrassment if your invitation or call is declined?

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Choosing not to pursue your basic need for human contact and actual conversation is a form of social self destruction.

Combating Loneliness

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In closing I would like to leave you with some suggestions for combating the loneliness and isolating feelings imposed by the pandemic.

Here’s my rendition of the Who, What, Where & Why for loneliness during the pandemic:

The “Who”

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You & the rest of the world share the same sense of anxiety, sadness, loneliness, depression, self-doubt and pain. People need people – period.

Humans were never meant to be alone, alienated & isolated. It is detrimental to the human mind & spirt to live without any genuine relationships.

The “What”

Start calling your top 3 favorite friends at least once per week (Sundays are good days to start).

Take the initiative! Call, or meet once a week for coffee & conversation. Even if you realize that you’re the one doing most of the calling – Don’t Stop, Don’t Give Up!

Eventually she/he will follow suit and start calling you every Sunday and it will become a weekly healing ritual for you both!

The “Where” & “How”

Reach out by phone, video chat or in person! Stop texting, messaging, emailing & inboxing people that are supposed to matter to you, such as friends, family and favorable co-workers.

Take a chance! Revert back to the REAL form of communication and build genuine relationships by engaging in verbal exchange with your God-given voice.

You can also go for walks together, get coffee together or just stop by each others home’s.

The “Why”

Because your happiness is based on your actions and not the actions of others. This is the most important part of this article!

In the beginning, you’re not calling, video chatting and inviting your friends, family and co-workers out to only help them.

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No, no, no. In the beginning you are initiating calls and engaging for yourself! As I mentioned, obtaining a certain level of happiness is entirely up to you.

Lonely During Pandemic Times
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YOU have to do the work by making sure your basic human needs are met. This includes giving and experiencing:

  • love
  • support
  • companionship
  • friendship
  • kindness
  • and some form of physical contact

If you don’t have any family, favorite friends or favorable co-workers this is fine because if you are reading this article that means you are not dead yet.

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So you have time to start building your circle of comrades. New relationships with acquaintances should be cultivated.

In time some of your new found acquaintances may transition into your favorite friends & favorable co-workers – then the healing & happiness can begin!

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“WHO” by Sophia Lenore

Am I my Sister’s keeper?
Am I my Brother’s keeper?
If I am not, Who is?

Who will lift me up?
Who will lift them up?

When we are all seeking love & support,
Without extending love & support,
Who is there to provide it?

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But why does this Who person that’s coming to keep Us, uplift Us and support Us, love Us more than We love Us?
And how long are we willing to collectively wait on this “Dr. Who” to come save Us while We continue to die mentally, spiritually and physically?

Am I my Sister’s keeper?
Am I my Brother’s keeper?
I am NOT, because I am my Sister and I am my Brother – Who is within me and We keep each other!

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Credits

Written by Sophia Lenore

Photographer: Phil Halfmann

Creative Director: Sophia Lenore

Wardrobe Stylist: Sophia Lenore

Hair & Makeup Artists: Joane, Athalyah, Filip, Jessica, Niecy

Nail Technician: Sophia Lenore

Models: Manuella, Brisbane, Skye, Lyla, Ryan, Gaelle, Reinel, Anna, Athena, Renae

Makeup products by Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Hair products by L’Oreal

Nail products by USLU Airlines

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