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Season 2/Episode 14: Fighting Loneliness at a Time like This

In All Seriousness

Use Your Time The Way You Want

In this week’s episode, Jill and Tony discuss how to handle feeling lonely during shelter-in-place restrictions.

Both agreed that their 2020 mantra of doing something different definitely applies to the situation we’re all facing now. They also mentioned using social media and video conferencing platforms simplify and serve as ways to interact with people around the world. Or you could write emails or letters to people, even strangers, just to let them know they matter.

Tony urged listeners to step outside their front door, wave to whoever walks by, and enjoy your natural surroundings.

Jill told listeners to observe and discover what is around them. She also urged people to do what makes them happy, even if that means sitting still and doing nothing.

Both have more advice:

  • Determine ways to use your talents and skills to help others through this tough time
  • Establish a routine. Get dressed each day as you normally would
  • Be kind and patient with others. Remember that no one, including you, is perfect

Are you fighting loneliness? If so, what are you doing to combat it? If not, what is your advice to help others who are? Most of us are forced to do something different now, so tell us what you’re doing.

Please leave your answers in the comments section.

4 comments on “Season 2/Episode 14: Fighting Loneliness at a Time like This

  1. Mary Ellen Vogel says:

    For so many of us, this is a time of opportunity. We can finish projects, start new ones, and maybe most important, slow down and reflect. I’m not at all lonely because I have so much to do, I keep in touch with friends and, of course, I have Denis. However, I do feel bad for the widow and widowers who connect by going to senior centers, playing cards with a group, or just going into town. Social distancing may be very hard on them. Right now, we don’t know how long this will last. If it goes on for enough time, the most self-reliant may begin to suffer.

    1. @jillccwrites2 says:

      Yes, we couldn’t agree more. Thank you for writing such a heartfelt comment. ❤️

      1. Mary Ellen Vogel says:

        Or was I agreeing with you? Hahahaha.

      2. @jillccwrites2 says:

        Hahahaha!

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