Taking a break from sex, doesn’t you have to get lonely

When we give something up that we don’t feel is serving us right now, part of the process may mean temporarily or permanently giving up familiar social situations, friends and activities. This can make us feel lonely – so it’s vital to fill the void with new things and people. If you decide to take a break from sex, check out our suggestions to connect to people in your new found free time:

Take up a new hobby

The oldest advice in the book really works, but it’s important to choose something you have a real passion for – perhaps there is something you have always wanted to do, but felt you never had the time or confidence to do. Now is the time to give it a whirl! Check out the below for inspiration:

Feed your soul

Eating nutritious food is not only good for your physical health and mental wellbeing – cooking, especially for loved ones and friends, is a great way to connect to old friends and meet new people. If you are not a star in the kitchen, you can learn new cooking skills whilst making friends:

Keep moving

If things get tough, keep moving. Running has not only physical benefits but also helps you build mental resilience – a skill which is essential for making positive changes in our lives. The advantage of joining a running club means you also get the chance to meet likeminded people, increasing your support network and motivation.

Also read our article on making new friends in London and you can find plenty of tips on our Dean Street Wellbeing website.