Because being by yourself really provides an opportunity for experiencing a rich array of thoughts and feelings: the reliving of shared experiences. You can easily remember the places you’ve been, the people you’ve been with, and the feelings you experienced together. Wether wer’re together physically or virtually, in these strange times, when we do need to practice social distancing, we should avoid unintentionally practicing emotional distancing. We can practice being emotionally connected even when we’re alone.
Being able to reminisce and actively participate in feeling the strength of existing connections is a source of significant ongoing strength and stability. These days, when medical and public health guidance instructs us to practice social distancing, please continue to be mindful of our natural abilities to maintain emotional intimacy.
As an added and needed bonus if you can: Go outside! Spend time in nature, wether it’s just a walk around the block or out along a path by some trees or waters. Enjoy feeling the elements and feeling both present and grateful to be alive. Nature always helps!
If we do this together, each in whatever way works best individually ( and not together in any sort of crowded way ), we feel more united. Be kind to your precious self, there is no real need for loneliness. You are NOT alone!