Bruce Sheridan of Life Compass says young adults need to formulate a game plan to deal with loneliness issues during the upcoming winter months.
Online PR News – 28-October-2020 – St. Louis, Missouri – Bruce Sheridan, Board President of Life Compass, a St. Louis based business consultant, and former executive with Fortune 500 companies, says young adults need to formulate a strategic game plan to deal with possible loneliness issues during the upcoming winter months.
According to Sheridan, as more time is spent at home due to the pandemic, young adults can feel a high state of loneliness. This can lead to anxiety and depression, and, with more work done virtually, separated from co-workers, it can even have a negative impact on job performance.
Sheridan says young adults can address these restrictions in five different ways. These include…
1. Building connections with like-minded friends. Parties and small gatherings, with proper social distancing, have proven to work well outdoors in dealing with the need to be with a group. However, creating an indoor gathering can be more challenging. Groups should be limited to trusted, positive, like-minded individuals, as opposed to others who may not share your values. Drinking should be minimal. Phone, text, email and social media can help maintain contact with close and far reaching friends in your network.
2. Addressing personal issues with family. Contact should be maintained with family members. Do not hesitate to discuss a personal dilemma or issue with a parent or sibling, a respected co-worker or mentor, a life coach, or even a member of the clergy.
3. Improving skills. The extra time spent at home can be used to add to one’s skill set. You can take online courses to enhance your knowledge and prospects for professional advancement. One can also learn a new hobby, a foreign language, or serve as a volunteer to help others less fortunate. All create positive energy and a feeling of fulfillment rather than one of despair.
4. Exercising. An exercise program can help eliminate stress and anxiety. It can build stamina and energy and help you sleep better. You can run or walk on a treadmill, purchase an indoor bike with dozens of cycling options, and/or partake in a yoga program or other form of indoor activity. All can help improve your body and spirit.
5. Strengthening one’s relationship with God. Last and most importantly, develop an unwavering belief with God. Have faith that God will help you overcome any personal crisis associated with the pandemic. Believing in a higher power can serve as a beacon when you have feelings of desperation. You are never alone because God is always with you.
ABOUT LIFE COMPASS
Bruce Sheridan is the Board President of Life Compass Inc. in St. Louis. Life Compass is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to serve God by coaching young adults to plan and live a fulfilling God-centered life. There is no charge for individuals to participate. The organization is dependent on contributions from individuals, businesses, and more. The objective is not to serve as a therapist or social worker but rather provide a coach to help those 18-28 years old develop a sense of purpose, a relationship with God, and a lifelong journey of caring for themselves. For additional information visit https://lifecomp.org.