by Conscious Reminder
Many of us go through certain bouts of loneliness. For some of us, it might last for a few days, for others, it might go on for years.
Sadly, there are even people who, out of no fault of theirs, fail to socialize and end up being alone. For many of them, therapy might be a good option. However, many people, who are lonely, could go down an alternative path.
Here are some of the ways in which people can feel less lonely:
1. Taking a walk
A walk has immense physical benefits – it helps your blood to start flowing better and it also give your physique a major boost in the positive direction. However, the best part about walking is the exploration side. When you are walking, you can take random directions and start exploring your neighborhood. You start connecting with people who have never met before. A walk is a way to connect yourself with your inner side and your neighborhood too.
Don’t waste your time in your loneliness – why not take up a creative project? You can start off by writing something or painting. If you are feeling tired to go through an elaborate process of planning and creating something new, take a coloring book and let the colors flow. Ease your mind a little bit.
When you are feeling lonely, there is a chance that you end up entering into a spiral which leads down to further loneliness. Before entering the dark abyss, look for the sun. Get up and go outside. Challenge yourself to talk to at least one person. Go to the bus stop and talk to someone. Even talking about the weather would do. Make it a goal to go and talk to someone and you will feel so much better.
4. Help Someone
There are numerous people who require help. If you are feeling lonely and want to distract your mind in some way, then the best thing to do is help others! It can be an elderly neighbor or even a person who can’t take their dog to walk. You can join a cause in social media and share motivational posts too.
5. Spending Time with cute animals
If you are someone who can’t really connect with humans, then try your luck with animals. Animals will definitely make your feel happy. Dogs can reduce stress, become your constant companion and doesn’t mind playing. However, if you feel that is too much of a responsibility, you can be a pet-minder and take care of others pets. You can also take out a neighbor’s dog out for a walk.
6. Tomorrow Could Be better
Life is not always easy. Yes, you are feeling down and alone at this moment, but don’t let it conquer you completely. Tomorrow brings a new hope – a reason to live. Try to work on yourself, make daily goals and achieve them. Know that you have the power to make your life better.
7. Bring Excitement
Finally, when you are feeling alone, your life takes a boring turn. It makes your loneliness worse. So, before taking the boring turn, do something random that will make your life take an interesting turn. Jump into a pool and swim around. Hop out of a bus. Run on the sidewalk like a lunatic. Be crazy – bring some excitement in your life.
Life may offer loneliness to you at times. Don’t let it conquer you.
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