It’s winter. It’s cold. It’s dark. I’ve been socially isolating. There, I said it.
I’m guessing I might not be alone. Social isolation in grief is oh so common. Social isolation in winter is oh so common. Conversations about social isolation? Not so common. We reference social isolation a lot around here, but we have never had a whole post about it. Seeing as I have recently been in the depths of social isolation, it seemed time to change that.
First, let’s get some misconceptions out of the way.
Social isolation is not the same as alone time or solitude.
Social isolation is not introversion.
Okay, so what is social isolation? Don’t worry, I’m getting there.