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are you lonely? well you're not alone

Are You Lonely? Well, You’re Not Alone

Yesterday, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared loneliness a public health epidemic. We talk through some of the advice out there to mitigate loneliness.

Plus, the things you shouldn’t do when you stay at a hotel according to someone who has worked as a hotel housekeeper.

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Loneliness Epidemic

Yesterday, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared loneliness a public health epidemic. Murthy said half of US adults experience loneliness, which can be as dangerous as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day. Research over the years has also found isolation can lead to sleep issues, depression, anxiety, heart disease, stroke, and dementia. The pandemic only exacerbated those problems.

In an 82-page advisory, Murthy outlined a framework to repair the social connection. It recommends boosting social infrastructures with volunteer organizations, public transportation, and green spaces. It also encourages the gov to track and stop harmful policies, products, and services that further isolate people. However, the advisory — which came during Mental Health Awareness Month — didn’t mention whether new federal funding would be allocated to combat the epidemic.

As far as what you can do to feel less lonely

  1. Reconnect with people
  2. Minimize distractions
  3. When people call, pick up the phone
  4. Serve others
  5. Get help

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