I'm lonely. Even when I'm not alone.
I feel really isolated at the moment. Even when i'm not in isolation.
Isolated means 'far away from other places, building, or people; remote'
You don't have to be far away in a physical sense to feel isolated. You can feel isolated because you're different. Because you think differently, look differently, believe differently or behave differently.
It's not right that people feel isolated, in or out of work, but that isolation is often self imposed because they do not feel understood or accepted and it can be more painful to be in the crowd feeling like that than it can be to be alone.
That's where I am at the moment. Isolated. In pain, but in less pain than I would be in the crowd.
People isolate themselves at times of stress, they withdraw into themselves and away from people.
Often the last thing you want to do if you don't like the way your own mind speaks to you is to spend more time with your own mind.
That's when you need help from your friends and people who care about you to help you take the baby steps out of isolation.
If you see someone isolated reach out and help them make the steps, but I don't mean me, I'm fine.
Mr Paul Wyse