Loneliness, it’s one such worst thing for anyone to experience. And to get over loneliness is tougher. Do you feel lonely? Do you think the world doesn’t care about you at all? Be careful enough to not get used to that feeling. This might lead to depression. If you already feel that way, this article is for you. I promise you’ll feel better and more positive the minute you finish reading this.
Before you read this post just close your eyes, take a deep breath and count to 10. Now open your eyes and continue reading with an open and positive mind, I promise you’ll get over loneliness.
First of all, one should try to be positive though they feel lonely. Divert your mind to more positive thoughts. You might fail in the beginning but constant efforts will make you successful. Second, one has to make a firm decision to get over loneliness. I believe that solution for every mental issue starts with making a firm decision in your mind. If you can do that nothing seems like impossible to achieve. These are the prerequisites when one wants to get over loneliness.
How did I get over loneliness?
I feel this phase is something everybody should go through at least once in their life. I am no exception to that. I have suffered for almost 2 years, I guess. And finally, one day I made a firm decision to not feel that way anymore and to get over loneliness. The change in my life started from the moment I made up my mind. From that moment I started to realize all the blessings I have and the power of being positive. I’m not saying it’s that easy but once you start putting efforts that way, you’ll eventually get over loneliness. In my case, all I have done is little changes to my daily routine and few more simple things. Now, I’m gonna share the things that helped me to get over loneliness.
Read on to know how to deal with loneliness….
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Bag of tricks that help you get over loneliness
Here are the simple yet very effective things that might help you get over loneliness like I did. Try these tricks and get through that loneliness.
Enjoy your own company
My mantra for everything that’s related to mind is “LOVE YOURSELF“. When you love yourself, there’s nothing that seems like impossible. And it’s more important in this case than anything else. When you love yourself and start to enjoy your own company, you wouldn’t need anyone to have a great time. You are the only one that understands yourself really well, then why not seek your own help to get over loneliness. Remember that saying, “Never search your happiness in others”. Give yourself a pizza party or something whenever you feel lonely.
Also, check our earlier post on how to love yourself and enjoy your own company.
Plan your day productively to get over loneliness
Plan your day the way you think is productive and the way you enjoy sticking to that plan but don’t stress yourself out too much. That will give you a sense of satisfaction and feel more confident about yourself. At the end of the day, you’ll feel so good about yourself.
Smile, smile & smile
Smile for 10 seconds whenever you feel low and getting all negative thoughts. It’s proved in a research that smile actually improves your mood, though a forced one. Eventually, you will find yourself smiling heartily. But don’t laugh too loud you might freak out the people around you. LOL!!
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Redirect your energy
Overthinking is never a good idea. One’s energy shouldn’t be wasted in over thinking about the issues that are not in their hands. Instead, redirect all your energy to more positive stuff. Do the things that bring happiness to you. Loneliness is just a passing cloud, why waste all your energy worrying about it. Rather, redirect all your energy and efforts to get over loneliness and eventually to the bigger goals of your life.
Practice patience to get over loneliness
All good things to those who wait. There’s a saying in India that those things that come easy wouldn’t last long. A thing that’s worthy of achieving requires equally worthy efforts and a little patience. Meditation and Yoga might be of your help here. These will give one a great level of peace.
Also, check our earlier post on Yoga as a way of life.
Get a pet and get over loneliness
Get a pet, preferably a puppy. A pet doggy is someone who will never leave your side. Pets will never let you feel alone. You can look on it as a perfect companion. There will be someone that runs to you affectionately when you come home from work. It will be a little ray of Sunshine in your life.
Meet new people
Meet new people and get to know them. Try to spend some time with them more often. As it’s new to the other person as well they will be equally interested in you.
Read books to get over loneliness
This is one effective way to fight back loneliness. Reading will take you to a fantasy world and lets you get over loneliness. I have always preferred this whenever I felt a little low. This used to lift my spirits instantly. Make book your best friends to get over loneliness.
Include a brand new hobby to your daily routine
Have a fresh breath of air and try to include something new to your life like a hobby or something. That new way of things will help you get over loneliness slowly.
Take help to get over loneliness
Take help from that one person who is always by your side and has been with you through thick and thin times of your life. Unlike others, this person is always ready to help and whom you always trust. Let it be your mom or sister or a friend, seek their help to get over loneliness. Don’t feel bad to express your feelings in front of them.
Loneliness lies just in one’s head. Just because you don’t have as many friends as your other friend, doesn’t mean you’re alone. Hope this article is helpful to get over loneliness. If you (readers) have also been through this phase, share how did you get over loneliness. Think happy, do happy and be happy!!
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