5 Ways You Can Take Action to Not Feel So Lonely
Sometimes we discover ourselves feeling lonely. We can even be in a room surrounded by people we love and still feel lonely. There is a tremendous difference between being alone (simply not being in the presence of others in the moment) and feeling alone (feeling unloved, pushed aside, unimportant, not understood, etc.). Below are some suggestions for you to intentionally work on doing something about that feeling of loneliness!
5 Ways to Not Feel So Lonely
1) Spend time engaging in activities that you enjoy. As a bonus, find a class or group of people who enjoy the same activities you do and consider joining.
2) Consider the times you lock eyes with people, even just in passing, and the two of you smile, whether or not you know each other. We are connected with each other in ways we may not understand, but the connection is still there.
3) Share with trusted people in your life that you’re feeling lonely and make plans to spend more time together.
4) Spend time connecting with your spirituality. What do you believe? If you’re not sure, it’s empowering to discover. And, if you already know, it might serve you to delve in deeper and connect to your spirituality in a new way.
5) Determine what’s missing from your life that’s causing you to feel lonely and what actions you need to take to attract what’s missing into your life.
Like being alone, a feeling of loneliness can be temporary and under most circumstances, can be rectified. When we are intentional in our lives and get busy taking concrete action, we start to feel a sense of mastery and control and we start to feel better.
If you find that you can’t change this feeling of loneliness by yourself, seeking professional support from a therapist is a great—and very healthy—way to start making changes to relieve your loneliness. Call me today at 619-687-9013 and get going today!