Feeling lonely is a natural human emotion that we can’t avoid. Just like stress or jealousy, it’s not necessarily a bad feeling to have as it can trigger beneficial responses. But when you’re feeling these emotions chronically, it can start to have repercussions.
When you feel lonely or isolated for a long period, the two ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine slow down. This can make you feel low or worried.
Whether you live alone or feel lonely due to lack of social interaction at this unsettling time, there are a number of ways you can manage your feelings and strategies you can use to make coping easier.