It can be viewed as a lonely, and, boring time. We are eating more. Watching TV more. In front of our monitors/screens more, and each day doesn't seem that different from the previous day. Of course, there are some households with two or more people, and maybe the loneliness factor doesn't apply to them; however, the screen time can still very much be an issue.
The social disconnection is the constant and is what makes this insidious. I have heard from friends, family
members and clients that Covid quarantine is not that much different from life before Covid. Where it has been a real issue is, as mentioned before, is people living alone, older adults who depended on visits from their children and grandchildren. And this has gone away...for now. And don't get me started about the Holidays!
Be aware that there are individuals with few social contacts, in general (now and the past), and, that aren't feeling lonely at all. And there are individuals who have a wide social network pre-Covid and they feel terribly lonely and disconnected. How to make sense of all this?
In my professional opinion, face-time, REAL FACETIME, not the app on Apple products is what I strongly suggest...
Even from a minimum of six feet away: double-masked and adhering to ALL safety precautions is better than isolation and loneliness.
I wish us all the very best wishes with all of this. From my heart to yours!