I was reading this article from Psychology Today about loneliness being as bad for your health as smoking more than 1/2 a pack a day.
I got the idea to research it after I was watching a fictional TV show and the woman says “loneliness kills more people than cancer” and that seemed like it could actually be possible. So out of curiosity I went looking for an answer. It’s sad that this is a thing. We literally live right on top of each other and yet we are so isolated.
This obviously goes for me too. Which is why it resonates. I’m not particularly depressed or concerned about it, but it is something I want to work on. Because it’s the ever wonderful win/win, theoretically at least. Plus, I do so enjoy people and in reaching out I help myself too. It’s the primary reason why I am such a strong advocate for volunteer work.
I don’t have the time or energy to commit to a single thing more right now though. So I’ll have to schedule some time to reach out to people who’s company I enjoy and see if they want to do something. I say this and already in the back of my mind I’m like “am I really going to do that?”. Lol
I suppose the thought precedes the action. So….. I got the first one down. We’ll see how far I get. 😂🙃😋