How to stop feeling worthless during social isolation
By Dr Berni Sewell | Heal your self-worth
Coronavirus rules the world right now. Spreading, infecting, killing.
The human race had to retreat into social distancing, self-isolation, quarantines and lockdowns.
And, for many people, it is the first time that they are truly alone. Cut off from their bustling lives and social interactions.
And, even if they never before struggled with low self-worth, they now feel insecure, unsettled, anxious. Because, in isolation, they are starting to doubt their worth.
Now, feeling worthless is nothing new for us introverts.
We are the social misfits, the outsiders. The ones who are always too anxious to introduce ourselves, start a conversation, invite others in.
We are the ones who never fit in, no matter what we try. The awkward rejects, who are too terrified to speak up and claim our place in society.
And we always believed that we were experiencing social isolation because we didn’t have enough worth. And as such we were unacceptable to others.
But what if worthlessness was never the origin of our social isolation? What if, instead, social isolation creates a feeling of worthlessness?
We aren’t lonely because we were worthless. Rather, we feel worthless, because we are alone. For 4 simple reasons.
Let me explain.Read more