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I think it is an interesting experiment to voluntarily submit yourself to solitary confinement for five days.
There have been moments in my past where I was unemployed (most of the time in the fall/winter around Christmas) and was holed up in my house. Since my income was limited, I reduced the heat and electric use. I didn’t know a lot of people, so I didn’t have people over. I moved a few hours away from my family and they didn’t visit. My meals were reduced to more basic meals (pasta, more stews, etc) and except for interviews, I stayed home. I could feel my sanity slowly slipping away and I had many dark days. I found solice in heading down to the corner gas station or fast food restaurant just to check in with another human being. I ordered pizza occassionally just to see a friendly face.
It has been a few years since this has happened and I have since moved to a new city and gotten married, but when I was in between jobs a few months ago – I went into full panic mode on more than one occassion.