Hey guys it’s been a while since I’ve done a personal post but I wanted to say hello and how are you? I miss talking to you guys. Today I wanted to ask the question is loneliest really bad for your mental health and hopefully open up a dialogue on this topic. It’s especially vital that we talk about it with us in quarantine. I know most of the world is going back to “normal” however us here in NC are still in phase 2.
Alot of my friends and family are still being quarantined which means more time alone. Is that really a bad thing? I feel like it all depends on where you’re at mentally already and how you’re spending your time. For example, a coworker and I were talking about quarantine and how neither one of of minded it. We were able to get alot of our own projects done as well as refocus alot of our own personal goals. We used that time to work on ourselves and come out refreshed. However my other coworkers were dying to get out. They missed that social interactions and talking and touching others like hugging. I didnt hug anyone when I got back but the ones who were dying to get back did.
Some people really needed that and they dreaded being back in the house. I’m not going to lie I missed going some places but I wasnt in need to see or be around people. I’m pretty independent person I can take it or leave it when it comes to people. I like my S P A C E. It’s part of the reason why I dont like I’d enjoy a traditional marriage, coming home to my puppy in a quiet home with music softly playing in the background is life, to others not so much.
I really think this is something that’s a case by case issue. Majority of people need that interaction. They need that person around them to give them some type of communication. Others not so much. Which one are you? Do you need someone around or are you ok alone?