Social isolation contributes to elevated blood pressure, morning spikes in cortisol levels, and disrupted sleep. Moreover, experiments representing social isolation contributed to significant declines in cognitive performance and increases in cognitive impairments in undergraduate students, even during a single brief course-related study.
While some people may appreciate the chance to be alone, others have found new ways to stay connected with their social network—behaviors that could provide critical information about how different people cope with the effects of being physically separated from society.
Nevertheless, we are a social species and during these prolong periods of self isolation, everyone of us is being affected in one way or the other.
We are a small team of freelancers with each of us having a full-time job in different verticals, and for us the impact has been quite huge. The impact of COVID on our full time jobs has indirectly also impacted our careers as part-time freelancers. Having the weekend to ourselves seems like a distant past for many of us, specially due to the work from home scenario, wherein there’s no such scheduled timings. Each one of us is being impacted by these isolation periods in a different way.
Hoping everyone out there is doing good and are fit physically as well as mentally.