Isolation is impacting us all in different ways. Here are some of the problems that you may be struggling with right now.
It probably seems obvious, but a lot of people feel lonely in this new world of social distancing. They may not be allowed to see people who they are used to being around most days of their life. From friends to parents, there’s no shortage of people who might feel further away from you than ever before. Of course, the tech could provide the answer here. With the latest tech, it’s possible to set up everything from video calls to family movie nights from a distance. You don’t have to be alone right now.
Maybe you are feeling anxious about the state of the world right now. According to research, a lot more people are worried about their financial situation and that’s understandable. We seem to be on the brink of a deep recession and struggling with a high rate of unemployment. If you are feeling anxious, it’s important to talk to someone. Alternatively, you might want to write your thoughts and emotions down. Writing can be therapeutic and allow you to let your emotions reach the surface while dealing with the issues that they could be causing.
If you are struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or you do feel lonely, you might look for other coping mechanisms. Some people will find a crutch that they can lean on. This could come in the form of binge eating, drinking, or even over-exercise. It’s important to be aware that you can get addicted to anything. It’s not always a typical narcotic. Of course, with isolation, this could be coupled with problems with your mental health. That’s why a dual diagnosis treatment center could be the answer if you do need more support with this type of problem.
You might even feel depressed due to what is going on, how the world has changed, and how the new normal is likely going to impact you. Research shows that issues with mental health have increased through the lockdown. Depression is described as feeling down for a prolonged period. This can be a few days, a few weeks or even a few months. It can be a deep sadness that seems virtually impossible to shake. You might even struggle to get out of bed in the morning because it seems largely pointless.
Of course, any of these problems could cause you to have difficulty sleeping through the night. This could be due to the fact that you keep yourself up worrying or it might be because of the things that you are now completely dependent on. If none of these things is the problem then you might want to think about whether your schedule has changed. A shift in your schedule could easily lead to you having more trouble sleeping at night simply because you have altered your typical pattern. It could also be worth switching the tech off and avoiding the news alerts for a while.