4. Tune in to your neighbours. You wouldn’t be the first person who took his or her neighbours for granted. However, you might be living near some very fascinating and friendly people. Why not take advantage of it? If you haven’t already, introduce yourself to your neighbours when you see them outdoors. Offer to help them carry in groceries or to take in parcels and deliveries for them if they're out at work all day. If you have time on your hands and they have a dog that's left alone all day, offer to walk it for them - your neighbours will love you, you'll make a new doggy friend and you'll get daily exercise thrown in. You might meet other dog walkers you can become friendly with at the same time!
Make an effort to notice your neighbours – their activities, comings and goings, and interests. You never know, someone who shares your love for golf, jogging, or sailing might live right nearby. And you’ll be comforted by the fact that should you need something or simply want to visit with someone, they’re just outside your door.
The human condition can, at times, trigger feelings of loneliness and isolation. But you can do plenty of things to overcome or even banish those feelings from your life.