124 I4 Negative Emotion – Isolated

Isolated

Definition

Having minimal contact or little in common with others.

Practical Tips

  1. Realised we are all connected, despite distance, silence and not seeing people. So FEEL the connection.
  2. Break out of isolating habits, join clubs, make contact with people (phone, email etc), Learn to use new technology, the internet, reach out.
  3. Decide to make the difference for yourself.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I can work the isolation to my advantage, using the time to draw on my own resources.

Rules

(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Isolated and Lonely, is when I don’t think about the people I am close to.

Example Challenges

I’m standing in a queue in a supermarket and feel isolated and lonely.   (DC019)

I’m sat at home and my mobile phone has stopped working.  (DC020)

Being upset because friends stay out of touch as they are getting on with their lives.   (DC030)

DC112 We sit watching TV in stony silence! I feel SO alone!

DC128 We’re entering Bank Holiday Season and I’m still single with no-one to share it with!!

DC130 What can I do today! Everyone else is busy with their families and they don’t want me around.

DC159 I haven’t seen my Parents for years (I fell out with them) and just recently have had the inkling I need to see them.

Quotes

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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