Advice on being alone

Astronaut-Paul Campbell

If you are feeling the effects of self isolation, here is some advice from an expert on isolation.

Retired Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield spent more than 5 months isolated on a space station orbiting earth.

He says be informed and don't let yourself succumb to some unspoken fear.

Hadfield notes the only way astronauts can deal with the psychological fear is by knowing the facts and the risk.

He adds give yourself some objectives, ask yourself what do I want to accomplish by noon today?

For example, learn another languague or pick up that guitar you always wanted to play.

Finally, he points out now is the perfect time to appreciate the small things that you don't normally.