I cherish alone time, lots of it, but I can take it to the extreme until it becomes isolation.
We are social creatures by nature and without being social we can lose self-esteem, and self-confidence.
Isolation has a way of creeping up on us and separating us from friends, real world interactions, causes anxiety, you feel like you are in captivity in a cage, and detached from any healthy interactions.
Social media does not help, it lends itself into isolating us even more, plus it encourages the feelings of exclusion and an unrealistic idea that others lives are better than yours. Isolation also causes social anxiety. There is hope. Change is always possible.
Here are some suggestions to cure isolation:
Talk to everyone you meet.
Accept invitations even if you don’t think you want to go.
Spend less time on social media.
Reach out and have an actual phone conversation instead of just social media.
Leave the house.
With a little bit of discipline and investment of your time you can get out of isolation and back into life. And if life is too much you can always go back to solitude but this time without the isolation.