Articles relating specifically to living alone during the Covid-19 crisis.
Starting Again At 62: A Solo Rollercoaster Ride!
Until just over a year ago, up to the age of 62, I had never lived alone. From leaving home at 16 to sharing a flat with a friend. To marrying at 19. Having a child, divorcing, marrying again, three more children. Ending up a single parent again...until I married for the final time! I’d spent my whole adult life…
Why I headed for the Highlands just after Covid restrictions were lifted
I realised my entire system was overloaded. I’ve always had a busy social diary – before Covid I was out more than I was at home. But Covid forced a lifestyle shift. A change of pace, a slowing down. An appreciation of the smaller, gentler moments.
Looking Back: A Year Living Alone During A Global Pandemic
I remember the start of the UK lockdown vividly. I was in California visiting friends when the US shut its borders. I rushed home on a nearly empty flight, wearing a respirator mask from my friend’s earthquake preparedness kit the whole way. We’re only just starting to understand the full impact of a year under Covid. But one year on,…
Spending New Year alone? Try these simple ideas for a peaceful, focused start to 2021
I used to think New Year was all about traditions that involved other people – going out, parties, dinners, eating too much, drinking champagne at midnight, watching fireworks, then talking late into the night until you all fell asleep on someone’s sofa. Until one year when plans didn't come together in time...
Five things to say (and not to say) to someone spending Christmas alone
Covid means people who would never previously have spent Christmas alone are now facing it down for the first time ever, and in record numbers. This is daunting enough - and what none of us need at the moment is the judgement of other people. If you're struggling to know what to say - and what not to say -…
Walking on eggshells? How to negotiate a family Christmas in 2020
Families across the globe are facing heart-wrenching decisions this Christmas. It can be so easy to get caught up in family politics anyway at this time of year. With Covid in the mix, it’s pretty clear that Christmas 2020 is ripe for disappointment, resentment, upset and a host of mismatched expectations.
The Solo Guide to Leaving Lockdown (and…Why Everything Feels Strange at the Moment)
Look to the future, and to the kind of life you want to build for yourself on the other side of Covid-19, and take the lessons you’ve learnt from this period with you.
What it’s Really Like to Live Alone During the Lockdown (from People who Know)
The coronavirus crisis is affecting us all in different ways, and one group we’re hearing about a lot at the moment are people who live alone. Under usual circumstances, people who live alone use words like resilient, empowered, independent and connected to describe themselves.
15 ways to beat the boredom during a solo lockdown
Around a third of people in the world are now living in lockdown – and judging by the number of home videos and memes we’ve seen popping up, quite a few of you are already struggling to work out how to fill your time! To help you out, here are 15 tried-and-tested boredom killers, put together by the team at…
How to self-isolate in seven simple steps
Millions of people worldwide live by themselves, and the numbers are growing all the time — at the Living Well Alone Project our resilient, active community of almost 10,000 ‘soloists’ are already well prepared for what’s coming, and these simple steps are drawn from their experience.