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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2020, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Isolation is making my SA difficult


Hi I'm a new member so i'm not super sure on how these posts normally go so I am just going to vent.

I find it difficult when I don't see my friends and I start to get into lots of bad thoughts e.g. "they don't like me and find me annoying". I find it easier when I can see them bc I know they don't find me too annoying if they want to hang out. Since schools are closed where I live with the virus I am alone with just my family and not seeing my friends and I am feeling much more anxious these days.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2020, 11:21 AM
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I can emphasize with you. I have stuck home from work due to coming down with sore throat Monday and my supervisor returned from Iran visiting family ended up getting sick as a dog. They wonít test me until his test comes back and that is only if it is positive. He wonít know the results until next Wednesday. Hopefully, it comes back negative so I can be off from this house arrest. I miss being around coworkers. This is really the only time I can see others outside my parentís.

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Yep, self-isolation is one thing but mandated isolation is a whole 'nother ballpark.

Hopefully you can take solace in the fact that your friends have to go through the isolation too, so if anything they're longing to hang out with you more than before. Don't sweat it too much.

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Yeah I'm kind of glad I have to work. I know if I wasn't around people everyday, having to force myself to be social, I would regress.
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Hi I'm a new member so i'm not super sure on how these posts normally go so I am just going to vent.

I find it difficult when I don't see my friends and I start to get into lots of bad thoughts e.g. "they don't like me and find me annoying". I find it easier when I can see them bc I know they don't find me too annoying if they want to hang out. Since schools are closed where I live with the virus I am alone with just my family and not seeing my friends and I am feeling much more anxious these days.

Thanks for listening to me
Welcome to SAS as a first,

I can relate a lot in those thoughts, albeit not for my friends since I got none here, but have you tried facetiming together? Or, if you play videogames, you could play a multiplayer game online with a headset (if you have one) so you'll still be spending time together. Other than that, there isn't much you can do than to wait out isolation. And to ease your thoughts, small workouts may help calm you down a bit by putting energy into physical activity. Pushups could work, squats, situps etc.

All advice/tips on what might work for you, hang in there.

"Like a book isolated on a shelf with no one to read it yet judge it for its amount of pages. I feel such way."

"Just because you're breathing, doesn't mean you're alive."
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Welcome to SAS as a first,

I can relate a lot in those thoughts, albeit not for my friends since I got none here, but have you tried facetiming together? Or, if you play videogames, you could play a multiplayer game online with a headset (if you have one) so you'll still be spending time together. Other than that, there isn't much you can do than to wait out isolation. And to ease your thoughts, small workouts may help calm you down a bit by putting energy into physical activity. Pushups could work, squats, situps etc.

All advice/tips on what might work for you, hang in there.
I agree with you (to some extent) on the exercise bit. It doesn't exactly address any root causes of loneliness, but you'll probably feel a bit better by the end of it all (unless you overexert yourself way beyond your limitations, then you'll just feel like vomiting afterwards lol)
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