Sometimes, January can feel like the loneliest month

January means holidays, relaxation, and cherished moments with friends and family for many, but for some, it can be a time of isolation and loneliness.  

A quick scroll of social media in January will paint a picture of idyllic sunsets, moments in nature, happy snaps of families at the beach and a stream of grazing board pics. But if your friends are off holidaying at the coast, your usual social group is on break and your favourite cafĂ© is closed, January can feel very lonely.  

There are many ways to reframe this time in January, one of which can be through using your additional spare time to try something new.  

A perfect way to do this is through a Timebank like ours, because unlike normal volunteering, a Timebank is reciprocal. This means that you will be able to help others through the sharing of skills or time, while filling your social cup with newfound connections, and perhaps even receiving something you need in return. 

This January, let's think outside the box and give back!  

Published on 9 January 2024 - 1:54pm