The issue of eating alone affects millions of Americans, especially the elderly that have gone through various losses. If you or your loved ones belong to the aging population, then you might notice that your social life may have changed. And you find yourself succumb to a heightened feeling of loneliness when eating, particularly when you sit across a table from an empty chair where once a loved one occupied. Here are some ways you can overcome the stresses of solo dining at home or anywhere:
1. Shift gears
Maybe you once thought that eating alone is odd but look everywhere, and you can see that many people are dining alone. Knowing and having this mindset gives you a sense of comfort.
2. Share meals
Take the initiative to share home-cooked meals to people you know well, such as friends, co-workers, neighbors, or grandchildren.
3. Pot luck
You can start a tradition one night a week where everyone rotates having dinner at someone’s house. Make it light by sharing responsibilities in preparing food.
Rather than eating the meals that you cook at home, go on a picnic and eat them out on a beach, park, bench, outdoor concerts, or in front of your favorite monument.
Who says you have to dine alone all the time? Let the people at Loving Hearts Private Care, Inc. be your fun and loving company.