Dealing with Loneliness

Dealing with Loneliness

Loneliness is one of the most common feelings among all living beings, whether they are physically alone or staying with their family. Dealing with loneliness can be challenging as it is the feeling of being left out.

An interesting thing that I would like to tell you about loneliness is that, you must have heard that some of the masterpieces in arts have been created by people who where lonely. Loneliness sounds romantic when you hear that writers, songwriters have created amazing masterpieces.

I would say that it is superficial romanticism—one of the most destructive feelings that humans experience. Some can handle it and some cannot.

Loneliness is an emotion

You are surrounded by friends and people who love you but . . . you are lonely. There are people who live all alone, yet are happy without going out too much or having social circles. On the other hand, you see people who are busy, or have a family at home, yet lonely.

People experience this feeling often. It is of course not a good feeling. There are many negative thoughts going on in the mind and one thinks of being hopeless in life, where you are unable to find the essence of life.

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony ~ Douglas Coupland (Tweet this)

Dealing with Loneliness – Few Tips

1. Learn to accept things

There are certain situations that are not within your reach. Circumstances influence your thinking and you begin to get trapped in them. Acknowledge the facts of your life. Accept them as they are as they cannot be changed. Find ways to think differently and learn to think of it as a part of your life.

2. Expand your horizons

Maybe you feel stifled by your environment, so what do you do? You have to push yourself to create new horizons. If you love friends, you should make some more, if you love reading or have any hobby, follow it. Get out and move, you can have a world of your own that will make you happy.

And being happy with oneself will make you lighter and see a meaning in life.

3. Connect with the world

A reclusive man will never be able to connect with other people in the world. You should be able to enjoy yourself in the company of friends. If this is not possible, you have to find other interests and join the world in their celebrations and festivals. However, some do feel disconnected with the world. This is a case that is related to psychology and one must make an effort to come out of that lonely zone.

Taking steps, whether small or insignificant, can still be of great help. Take a walk around the corner of your house or greet people that are in your neighborhood. Staying with friends will be most useful, even if you won’t be able to strike up a conversation, you can listen to what is being said, and even if you do not want to listen or feel bored, you can be comfortable with just the thought of people being with you.

Dealing with loneliness can be easy if we realize that loneliness is a feeling, not a fact.

The internet can also be of help, if you do not want to mix with people. Social networking sites can help you speak your thoughts and help will come your way as there may be many people who think like you and are going through emotions just like yours.

4. Find a cause

Loneliness can come with you everywhere, and changing your situation may not be possible, so all you have to do is find a cause in your life. It can be social work, volunteering or following your passion or a career. Living your passion will give you a purpose for life. Things that will make you happy will certainly take off the feeling of loneliness.

Read more at : How to Overcome Loneliness

Conclusion – Dealing with Loneliness

Dealing with loneliness can be herculean task, those lonely, blue feelings affect everyone from time to time, but you don’t have to resign yourself to feeling sad. Many different life circumstances can lead to feelings of loneliness.

Accept loneliness as a normal human experience that no one likes, and recognize the situation as something that you have the power to change!


About the Author

Vandana Singhal writes extensively on science, technology, health, and travel. Vandana has a degree in science and is artistic in nature.

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