Dealing With Loneliness
A person can be alone much of the time but not feel lonely. Others may be surrounded by people but feel like they are alone because they don't have a connection with anyone in the group.
Adapted from image courtesy of Pixabay
How can a person deal with loneliness, that empty feeling inside? Firstly, rather than trying to find other people who will entertain you, develop yourself. If you are a positive, interesting person others are more likely to feel drawn to you. Ironically, you may depend less on others to provide entertainment.
Some of the activities you may become involved in as part of your quest for self improvement will bring you into contact with others. You may end up becoming friends with one or more of these people.
Any activity which helps you improve or develop yourself emotionally or spiritually can be seen as self improvement.
You might attend a class or workshop to develop or improve in the area of -
Strategies to deal with loneliness
If you feel lonely and want friends there are a number of things you can do:
When I was in my late teens I visited isolated people who belonged to the church I attended. I found it worked best if I sent a brief letter before my first visit explaining who I was and that I would be visiting. This meant people were prepared and not confused about the reason for my visit.
Get involved with a club, perhaps a sporting activity you enjoy. Image courtesy Pixabay
I would suggest this as an activity in addition to going out into the community around you, not instead of. If your only communication is online, you can feel isolated from your local community.
But what about people who get very anxious?
If you experience a great deal of anxiety or panic attacks at the thought of socialising or when you are in social situations, you may benefit from talking to a medical professional. He/she can refer you to someone who can help you with these issues.
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