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How To Combat The Loneliness And Overcome It

Loneliness is a lot like smoking, it simply shortens your lifespan because it is unhealthy- emotionally and physically. Further, if not dealt with, it can also lead to depression and anxiety.

So, are you being alone physically or just feeling alone, battling your anxiety and sadness? A healthy person will either resolve it or make the most of it. Some weaker minds resort to drug abuse or unhealthy behaviour patterns to just kill time or to cope with loneliness. To combat loneliness, one can surely find ways and means and incorporate them into their mindset or lifestyle. Here's what you need to know while dealing with loneliness.

Tips To Combat Loneliness And How To Overcome It Effectively

  1. Most of the time, it happens when people revisit a past experience, they feel lonely and sad. It is really frightening to go through the process alone, especially when you are grieving someone's death, when you are separated from your partner, or when you have been laid off from your job. Ask yourself, if that kind of situation still exists or if it is just a figment from past trauma that is bothering you. Once you strike at the very root of the problem, you will be able to move on and feel relieved that you managed it in the end.
  2. Pen down your feelings and write down your reasons why you are feeling lonely. Also, write the ways and means to address your loneliness. You must apply your solutions to your life practically to resolve it and emerge successful. Hobbies make a man, what he is, and also help him when exactly he needs to destress. Due to so many preoccupations, we hardly find the time to engage in our hobbies. Now that you are alone, left with ample time, you could constructively use it to pursue your passions.
  3. You need someone to support you whenever you need it. Focus on and strengthen your existing relationship, which can actually double up as your support system during lonely times. You have someone for you when you feel the need for human company. Or you can always go for a leisurely stroll outside your home, in a nearby park or around your neighbourhood, and enjoy what you see.
  4. Talk to a therapist to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They make the struggle easier to go through and have the best remedies to counter the problem. They do not judge you for what you and listen to you in an impassioned way and offer you fresh new insights which you might have missed.

Life actually keeps you busy. But when you are feeling lonely, accept that it is okay to feel so if you know how to deal with them and address them.

Story first published: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 23:49 [IST]
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