This week on #GoalChatLive Daree Allen joined me to talk about loneliness. Even before all this COVID isolation, loneliness was a challenge many people faced … and obviously still do.On Sunday night’s #GoalChat and Monday’s #GoalChatLive we talked about how our lives changed – or didn’t – since isolation, as well as how to “handle” loneliness. Our chat on Sunday was very active. And, per usual, the community not only shared their experience and challenges, but also offered support to each other on the chat.
Daree, who wrote about the epidemic of isolation pre-COVID, had plenty to say on the subject, as well. One key to dealing with loneliness, Daree says, is to diversify. Diversify your social life. Find new ways to meet people and meet people in different ways: meetups, Zooms, phone calls. Connect with others and stay connected. And diversify your activities: learn, create, clean, plan. Mix things up and explore new interests.
Watch #GoalChatLive on Loneliness
Read the Twitter Moments Recap.
Bonus Goal #1: Loneliness
Make a list of 10 to 20 people to call to check up on. Post your list in your office, and then every few days, give someone on there a call. It will make your friend’s day … and will make your day better too!
Bonus Goal #2: Loneliness
Send birthday cards. Write letters. Surprise someone by taking the time to write to them and send something in the mail.
When you are feeling lonely, think of what you can learn or do to get out of your head. Make plans for life post-COVID. Or, think of something you can do to help someone else. When you give, you also receive. And it makes everyone feel better!
Listen to Daree’s interview with me.
Watch my interview with Ambassador of Light Allen Klein:
- Daree’s article on Loneliness
- Win a Day in October
- Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals
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On next week’s #GoalChat we will be talking about October Goals. Join the Twitter chat on Sunday, September 27, at 7pm PT on Twitter. There will be no #GoalChatLive on September 28, but we’ll be back with another episode on October 5.