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50 Little-Known Things To Do Alone When You’re Feeling Lonely
- 1. Buy an adult coloring book and coloring pens.
- 2. Try yoga.
- 3. Try sketching.
- 4. Explore and visit new places.
- 5. Meet friends.
- 6. Take photos.
- 7. Adopt a cute pet.
- 8. Try volunteering.
- 9. Read a book.
- 10. Have a virtual friend.
- 11. Watch movies.
- 12. Take a nice shower.
- 13. Try dancing.
- 14. Take a walk.
- 15. Have coffee at a nearby coffee shop.
- 16. Clean your house.
- 17. …and do bed-making.
- 18. Reminisce through old photos.
- 19. Learn something new.
- 20. Write a journal.
- 21. Record yourself & upload your video on YouTube.
- 22. Go to a karaoke room and sing your hearts out.
- 23. Watch inspiring videos.
- 24. Listen to inspiring podcasts.
- 25. Improve your spiritual well-being.
- 26. Read a book.
- 27. Meditate.
28. Create a vision board.
- 29. Create a bucket list.
- 30. Test your creativity and do DIY-related activities.
- 31. Treat yourself to relaxing foot reflexology.
- 32. Help someone lonely.
- 33. Change the way you talk to yourself.
- 34. Stay away from toxic people.
- 35. Learn cooking or a new recipe.
- 36. Relive a childhood hobby.
- 37. Learn about business and investment.
- 38. Visit a museum or gallery.
- 39. Learn a new culture.
- 40. Learn a new instrument.
- 41. Define the causes of your loneliness.
- 42. Set new SMART goals.
- 43. Indulge yourself in doing your favorite past-time activity.
- 44. Play in arcades or PlayStation at home.
- 45. Stay away from social media.
- 46. Practice daily gratitude.
- 47. Make self-care a healthy habit.
- 48. Visit your therapist or counselor.
- 49. Write about anything that interests you.
- 50. Share your life story by writing a book.
- Final Thoughts – Steps to overcome loneliness
When you’re feeling lonely all the time, you feel void and uninterested in anything. Here are some things you might want to try if this is the circumstance you are in right now.
50 Little-Known Things To Do Alone When You’re Feeling Lonely
Here’s the list of what you can do right away when you’re feeling lonely these days. These activities have been part of my lifestyle when I’m feeling lonely.
If you have tried any of these suggestions, let me know your experience in the comment section below. Let’s engage!
1. Buy an adult coloring book and coloring pens.
According to a study by Helen Hamilton of Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina, more than 75% of people in college experience lengthy periods of overstimulation, which can result in stress-related conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).
The lack of strong internal resources, such as mastery and self-esteem, and subsequent lack of social support, [impact] the susceptibility of stress in younger populations.Helen Hamilton, Lenoir-Rhyne University, North Carolina, USA
So, it’s important to give our minds a rest and let them unwind for a while in order to assist us to cope with the daily work and hustle.
And using adult coloring books is a lot of fun for doing so. Plus, it’s one of the effective ways to do when you’re feeling lonely these days.
Why not? It isn’t that expensive. If you want to have a personalized and unique feel, I can make a handmade journal for you.
2. Try yoga.
Another fantastic alternative for meditation is yoga, which has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years. Many people, including Indian researchers who validated yoga’s beneficial effects during the COVID-19 crisis, claim that it reduces the effects of stress and even despair.
Yoga alters the autonomic nerve system, which enhances your sense of well-being, according to Dr. Udham Singh and Narrotam Kumar, research assistant professor and research scholar at Gurukula Kangri in India, respectively.
Yoga is [a] well-known mind-body practice which touches [a] deeper layer of mind that [purifies] thoughts and emotions, [leading to] the person to achieve mental health.Dr. Udham Singh & Narrotam Kumar, India
3. Try sketching.
This is something I’ve done previously. I tend to depict the sea instead of the horizon since I’ve always found the vast oceans to be fascinating, even as a little child. For me, drawing is a type of meditation. It enables me to take a break from writing and, at the very least, temporarily stop overthinking.
Sadly, as time passed, I found that I was spending less and less time drawing. I found it to be calming when I started sketching again (after years of not doing it). It seemed like time could go by so quickly.
Here’s what I ended up creating using the most basic materials I could use on it. Click here to view the image.
It doesn’t matter if you can draw or not. What counts in this situation is your capacity to express something, like a message or a concept, through visual means.
Regardless of the type of art you create or the supplies you use, you can start drawing the weird things that keep popping into your thoughts.
4. Explore and visit new places.
You may make your life fascinating by continuing to be curious. The unpredictable nature of the accompanying events is what I find bizarre.
You accept your fear and appreciate the accompanying emotional rollercoaster ride rather than allowing it to override your natural ability to choose what will make you joyful.
“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”Golda Meir, Former Prime Minister of Israel (1969-1974)
The key is that gaining new experiences increases your opportunities to advance. Being able to discover and travel to new areas is also a fantastic pastime to undertake even when you’re alone if you’re feeling lonely these days.
5. Meet friends.
My sole close friend in a long time and counting first crossed paths in 2005 while still in high school. Going home together and chatting about our shared love of writing and reading was how our friendship began.
Years have gone by, and our lives have already changed. She went on to become a doctor, while I started writing. Most of the time, we don’t meet since we are too busy with our daily tasks.
We didn’t peak for a day or so because it was only present for three hours, but it was still a memorable event. You know, after a year, remembering the good times we had and sharing new facts!
With that experience, I recommend you try getting in touch with someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time. It seems ridiculous at first, but it will ultimately work out for you, just as it did for myself and a close buddy.
6. Take photos.
According to Catherine A. Buchan’s research, photography fosters a sense of empowerment and improved self-awareness in addition to other themes that have been found, such as:
- Mental processing
- Enhanced therapeutic relationships
- Peer support
- Creative expression
- Sense of achievement and enjoyment
It shouldn’t prevent you from appreciating what you have and where you live even if you haven’t tried photography before or you’re feeling lonely and sad to drag yourself out of your house.
Grab your camera, explore your surroundings, and start shooting pictures of everything that catches your eye—objects, scenes, or special little occurrences.
7. Adopt a cute pet.
Who wouldn’t want to have a sweet, gorgeous, and adorable pet of their own to cuddle with every day?
The identical idea has been put forth by another group of researchers in the realm of medicine. Their discovery has demonstrated the critical function of pets in self-management, aiding individuals in overcoming mental health disorders.
Pets should be considered a main rather than a marginal source of support in the management of long-term mental health problems, and this has implications for the planning and delivery of mental health services.Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Walker, S., et al., BMC Psychiatry 16, 409 (2016)
Additionally, they also found out that “pets constituted a valuable source of illness work in managing feelings through distraction from symptoms and upsetting experiences, and provided a form of encouragement for activity.”
8. Try volunteering.
When you’re feeling lonely, volunteering is a fantastic activity to cross off your bucket list. Based on a study conducted by Jie Yang and Christina Matz, this social activity has a beneficial effect on a person’s mental health.
Their results demonstrated a connection between a person’s capacity to overcome social isolation and a lack of a sense of purpose through volunteering and both.
Helping others improves your mood more than pursuing your own interests or elevating your social status, in our experience. It provides you a reason to live, which aids in directing you in the proper direction for healing.
9. Read a book.
A recent study found that people’s reading preferences changed while they were imprisoned with COVID-19.
They discovered that, despite a surge in online sales at that time, most people struggled to maintain their reading habits since, regardless of the genres they preferred, they only had lower emotional scores.
According to Sarah Bryer, reading just 30 minutes a week increases your likelihood of reporting higher life satisfaction by 20% compared to people who never read.
Additionally, compared to non-readers, you are 10% more likely to report feeling good about yourself and 21% less likely to report feeling depressed.
I read books like “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, “The Unlimited Self” by Jonathan Heston, “Get Over Your Damn Self” by Romi Neustadt, “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown, and Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins to name a few.
How about you? Do you also read books? What books have you read lately?
10. Have a virtual friend.
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that “the loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
A few months ago, I wrote on the benefits of expressive writing for one’s life in a post that was featured on PsychReg, one of the best mental health blogs in the UK.
The psychologist James W. Pennebaker did a study about the relationship between expressive writing and people’s mental wellbeing, and the results were published in an essay back in 1997.
People don’t write as much now as they did a century ago and never have. We can easily share our opinions and experiences with the world by writing articles or tweets thanks to mobile apps, the internet, and social media.
11. Watch movies.
Finding the importance of having alternate ways to engage in your favorite pastimes was done by a group of academics in Japan among the participants at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak.
To better illustrate my point, allow me to cite Andy Warhol, a well-known American artist who was also a well-known film director and producer.
“People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it’s the way things happen to you in life that’s unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it’s like watching television – you don’t feel anything.”Andy Warhol, film director and producer
12. Take a nice shower.
A recent study by Eko Arianto of Universitas Sanata Dharma in Indonesia, which was just published a few months ago, attempted to show the value of shower treatment in enhancing mental wellness.
The study’s capacity to draw attention hasn’t been hindered even if the relationship between factors hasn’t been thoroughly examined. Interestingly, despite its flaws, Arianto’s study produced positive findings.
“The results of the prototype test show that a series of shower therapy can be employed in both sitting and standing positions. The water temperature of 40 to 60 degrees Celsius was achieved in 30 minutes of the heating process which indicates that the developed tool needs improvement in future research, to attain a shorter healing time and a more accurate shower head movement speed.”Eko Arianto, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Indonesia
This equipment is meant for rehabilitation, as opposed to the showers you can buy. According to the study, based on the settings made on the control panel, the shower head would go up and down as frequently as feasible.
You can modify the heat temperature within the time frame in addition to the modification done especially for this reason, which will help you relax as much as possible while having a shower.
13. Try dancing.
Long-term loneliness is likely to raise your risk of sadness, anxiety, and, in the worst-case scenario, suicide.
The truth is that loneliness raises the chance of death among Americans 65 and older with heart conditions by almost four times, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Another strategy is to attempt dancing as a way to successfully and positively overcome the loneliness that permeates modern life.
Not only does it encourage you to become more active, but it also creates an opportunity for you to interact with people who share your interest in dancing and develop your social skills.
14. Take a walk.
It’s not necessary to walk the dog or go for a walk to be in shape. Even though it is a low-impact exercise, investing even just 30 minutes is fantastic.
Physical activity doesn’t have to be difficult, as Mayo Clinic stated. A daily brisk walk can make you healthier and help you live longer.
For folks like me who don’t enjoy going to the gym and moving around much, this is useful. Even if it doesn’t take a lot of time or involve strenuous aerobic activities, I don’t have to force myself to appreciate them in order to maintain good mental health.
Therefore, don’t be reluctant to put on your shoes and go for a brief walk if you feel like going outside and taking a break. Inhale deeply and take in the beauty of everything around you, even the everyday.
15. Have coffee at a nearby coffee shop.
Working in a coffee shop, according to Freelancers Union’s Lindsay Van Thoen, is “[a setting] where your mind is practically programmed to turn off recurring input and only focus on new information.”
She clearly defines a coffee shop job. It’s great to spend some time in a coffee shop observing the cozy atmosphere, people entering and exiting, and tickling our eardrums with the sounds of the chimes when you’re feeling lonely while working from home, especially if you’re a freelancer like us.
16. Clean your house.
Yasuko Aso from Tsukuba International University in Ibaraki, Japan, conducted a study to demonstrate how decluttering boosts self-esteem. He discovered that cleaning has benefited not just Japanese homes but also people’s general well-being.
participants’ heartfelt comments about the study:
- “I discovered how to declutter and organize my living space in a way that suited me.”
- “My friends and I encouraged each other.”
- “I gained confidence by achieving small successes.”
Thus, it is determined that today’s generation needs a structured education for this aim. So, why not start organizing your belongings at home if you’re feeling lonely these days and no one is available to be with you for whatever reason?
Grab a vacuum and clear off dust sitting around the corners. Change the throw pillow cases to new ones, and so on. Then, end your cleaning by placing a scented candle, aromatic incense, or an aromatic diffuser in your living room or your bedroom. Wherever you want.
17. …and do bed-making.
Why not clean your bedroom and change your bed linens in addition to your household chores? Change your blankets, pillowcases, etc. Spruce claims that not only can decorate your room make it more attractive, but it also promotes a “positive vibe” all day long.
If you make making your bed a daily habit, you can start your day off right each and every day. Additionally, it helps you live a better life because it reduces stress, which if ignored is a key contributor to depression.
18. Reminisce through old photos.
It’s excellent to occasionally reflect on the past, even though you don’t do it as frequently as some people. It would be difficult for someone who had a bad childhood like I did, though. Despite everything, you have endured horrific experiences that no one can fathom.
As a start, you can look through your family’s earlier pictures. Before you could get over these, it would take some time. But since you’ve already done it, you may now accomplish this easier the next time.
I’m inviting you to do the same because of this. It may have been too difficult for you to revisit the past. You’ll start feeling wonderful about yourself again and recognizing how strong of a person you are when you face it with your head up and confidence.
19. Learn something new.
It’s time to add some special touches to your life, but only if you’re willing to try new things. As I previously mentioned, learning something new from what you are accustomed to or have mastered in your area of competence gives you the opportunity to be curious, enabling you to keep progressing.
The key is to always push the bounds of what you are familiar with. Investigate other pastimes or endeavors that you haven’t yet taken up. You never know what fresh opportunities might be lying in wait for you.
20. Write a journal.
Writing in a journal every day is a sort of meditation, just like performing yoga. There are numerous things you can do in each entry. Through writing, you can look back on your past and imagine your future.
HuffPost’s Thai Nguyen compiled a list of advantages to journaling that everyone may use. Writing a journal can be a really effective way to heal, according to his post. That is if you are open to it or at least willing to let yourself be exposed for a period of 30 minutes or so.
Use my “Letters For Your Soul” Self-Reflection Journal, which can hold a full year’s worth of entries, if you don’t know where to begin.
21. Record yourself & upload your video on YouTube.
I am aware of how uncomfortable talking to the camera alone for I don’t know how long can be. The full episode of a YouTube video would likely take hours to film, and more time would be needed for video editing.
If you’re like the majority of individuals, you’ll understand that not everyone enjoys recording themselves in front of the camera.
However, it is a different technique to help you get over your loneliness if you’re experiencing it. Consider creating an online community where you may meet others who share your interests and passions.
22. Go to a karaoke room and sing your hearts out.
Finding proof that singing is a transforming activity for mental health was the goal of research done in 2017. Singing has been shown to assist patients to cope with emotional distress, according to Clift and his research team.
According to their observations among respondents, when singing was added as an intervention strategy, there was a noticeable change in their ratings. In light of the foregoing, it is important to note that singing can, in fact, be a great way to relieve stress.
It doesn’t matter if you can sing or not; what counts is how it makes you feel. Singing has to make you feel good for it to shift from a simple hobby to a transforming activity.
23. Watch inspiring videos.
Do you remember how I said earlier that you should make time to learn more about your interests and maintain your curiosity in order to keep going forward?
You can use the internet to watch free motivational films in addition to dancing and singing. As I previously stated, the internet has both excellent information and fake news.
Take, for example, TEDx Talks. I enjoy listening to TEDx talks. Swear. These kinds of films never stop motivating me and have worn me out completely.
In that case, I watch YouTube shorts. The idea behind watching these kinds of videos is to relax. Try it out for yourself to see.
24. Listen to inspiring podcasts.
The greatest choice if you don’t like watching videos or want to listen to something uplifting while walking is to listen to an encouraging podcast.
There are several of them available for searches across podcast platforms, such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify to name a few.
25. Improve your spiritual well-being.
Nothing is more effective than using prayer to combat loneliness.
Your awareness of spirituality and the ability to distinguish between acquired religious views and your own will continue to be your most effective tools for combating the negative consequences of loneliness, regardless of your religion or personal religious beliefs.
It’s interesting to note that The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry released a journal in 2009 discussing how the “other side of religion” was becoming a more appealing path for psychological and social resources to deal with today’s pain.
26. Read a book.
An activity called “Get into Reading” was suggested as a treatment for common mental health issues by a team of researchers in the UK.
Although more research is needed and better tools and resources are needed to support a large number of participants, it has already demonstrated a tremendous potential to have a beneficial impact on a person’s life.
They claim that when used with study participants, it has shown favorable results in terms of social awareness, conversational abilities, as well as reflective and syntactic mirroring.
Our brains would be rewired to a positive state if everyone understood the value of daily meditation. We are overly exposed to harmful stimuli, which is the main cause of our loneliness.
These days, noise pollution, social media addiction, and an over-sensitivity to the environment outside of our homes all contribute to our oversensitivity. It explains why more individuals need to discover a means of escaping and setting themselves free for a while.
Meditation is one of the top recommendations. It is essential for mental health to be able to sit still for a few minutes to several hours each day.
28. Create a vision board.
The vision board is a creative way of therapy that displays the images you want to achieve in the next 5, 10, 15, and 20 years, according to Lisa Burton and Jonathan Lent’s research. The majority of people now use it since it’s the most successful goal-setting method.
You may empower yourself to build the life you’ve always wanted by focusing on your goals and doing this exercise. Try creating one to get the rewards for yourself.
29. Create a bucket list.
I won’t have to elaborate further if you’ve seen the movie “The Bucket List,” which starred Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. I’ll make a brief comment on this otherwise.
A list of the things on your lifetime wish list is known as a bucket list. Whatever it is, as long as it’s something or an event you want to go to, as long as you avoid skipping any of the things on your list, it doesn’t matter.
You can go to Bucketlist, whose main objective is to aid people like you in setting goals and assisting you in the tracking process, to get an idea of how this works. Additionally, they offer instances of how others create their own.
30. Test your creativity and do DIY-related activities.
In a study that was released, a team of Cornell University academics evaluated several Reddit communities for mental health. In contrast to the other groups, persons who are members of the DIY (r/DIY) group typically experience sensations of delight and anticipation.
In suicide notes and the r/DIY reference board, they claimed, “this duality is gone, as negative emotional connections of regret and grief persist but are drowned by positive vocabulary addressing loved one.”
31. Treat yourself to relaxing foot reflexology.
If you haven’t tried it, foot reflexology is a fantastic approach to help you unwind since it promotes a sense of holistic harmony in the body.
According to a study done by Iranian experts, maintaining a healthy physical, mental, and spiritual balance can help lessen the detrimental effects of stress in daily life. Your quality of life will consequently improve as a result of your increased sense of relaxation.
32. Help someone lonely.
I have highlighted volunteering as one of the straightforward but little-known things you may do these days if you’re feeling lonely. Even without joining a specific formal organization, you can accomplish that. Simply take a moment to scan your surroundings.
The more you live intentionally, the more you notice events and things you would normally miss. And the more you pay attention to the minute details around you, the more you come to realize how many people could use your assistance—if you choose to.
33. Change the way you talk to yourself.
Even if the people you love don’t tell you, “I’m so proud of you,” at least you don’t deny yourself the opportunity to hear those words. You admit that you are “you” in that sense, at least. rather than being critical of oneself all the time. It doesn’t benefit you in any way at all. Swear.
Giving compliments on the accomplishments you have made in a specific period of time, according to Christine Wesson of Making Positive Changes, will boost your confidence. It’s easy to understand why. It’s because you grow more optimistic the less you despise yourself.
Building self-confidence and self-worth can be achieved, for instance, by standing in front of the mirror and complimenting or expressing thanks for your accomplishments and for being alive.
34. Stay away from toxic people.
In his book “Taming Toxic People,” David Gillespie described how these people challenge you by attempting to pierce your inner psyche and shatter your world of unicorns and fairies. He wrote,
“On the other edge of the glen, a stone’s throw from you, stands a tiger. He is staring intently at you. He doesn’t care whether you love your mother or what your favourite color is or even that tomorrow is your birthday. To him, you are one of just three things: a meal, entertainment, or too nasty to bother with.”David Gillespie, Author of “Taming Toxic People”
You must actively seek out organizations with like-minded people if you want to have a very successful life. If you lack the strength to persevere in the struggle, especially without someone to draw on, you will find this path to be challenging.
35. Learn cooking or a new recipe.
One of the few activities you can try to take your mind off the tough daily grind is cooking. Cooking for yourself and/or others simultaneously makes you feel positive emotions of delight and satisfaction, much like volunteering and doing DIY.
You are allowing yourself to treat yourself and take delight in delicious food when you prepare meals for yourself. Every time you do this, you give yourself a strange sensation of freedom and satisfaction as opposed to constraining yourself.
On the other side, cooking for others gives you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment in addition to pleasure and joy, which is important to get over loneliness.
36. Relive a childhood hobby.
Are you an adult wondering where to begin looking for a new hobby?
To find new things that would interest you, you don’t have to engage in yet another struggle. Here are some ideas I have for self-reflection to help you identify your favorite childhood pastimes:
- Think back to your early years. What activities did you enjoy doing?
- Look at the pursuits that cause you to lose track of time. I post content online. That’s mine. How’s yours doing?
- Think about a hobby you enjoy but often put off due to your 9 to 5 job. Was it cooking, painting, or crocheting?
37. Learn about business and investment.
Even though you don’t feel like discussing it, becoming more knowledgeable about business and investing will help you get over your loneliness.
Let’s face it, as human beings, we are motivated by money to live comfortable lives and to survive. And we all know that money stands for status, dominance, and legitimacy.
You have the option to learn more about financial stability by using this opportunity, much like you would when making your vision board. This teaches you how to efficiently handle your funds and helps you grow into an adult with a sense of accountability and responsibility.
38. Visit a museum or gallery.
Similar to photography, going to a museum or gallery takes you into the world of the artist while also recognizing the ingenuity and absurdity of life and the human species.
Their works of art serve as a reminder that even though our culture doesn’t accept it, it’s okay to not be okay and to be human. Because each piece of art, using a combination of artistic components and brush strokes on a canvas, depicts the artist’s either pleasure or abyss.
39. Learn a new culture.
Try visiting the ethnic groups nearby and learning about their culture if you’re feeling lonely and bored with your life right now.
That is the enjoyable and instructive method of overcoming loneliness because this process allows you to realize how much you don’t know about the world and yourself, too. Additionally, a lot of others who share your goal will cross your path.
40. Learn a new instrument.
Is music your style? Why not learn new a instrument? *winks*
41. Define the causes of your loneliness.
When you write a journal entry, you can do this. You must be brutally honest with yourself about how you’re really feeling and the causes of your loneliness.
One of the few suggestions I can make that requires bravery from you is this. You are free to sob uncontrollably, my friend! I support you. *hugs*
42. Set new SMART goals.
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound are all abbreviations for SMART goals. Given that, it is advisable to establish fresh objectives for the subsequent phase of your existence. Simply because you keep on to the past that doesn’t exist anymore won’t allow you to escape a rut.
You must take action and learn how to get the life or work you desire. And you need to prepare for this. You develop a plan that complies with the requirements while keeping in mind what SMART goals are. Therefore, you must have a clear action plan.
Based on the criteria, here’s what your plan must have to ensure positive outcomes for your efforts:
- It must have identified steps/processes involved to get the results you want.
- It must have measurable outcomes to evaluate your progress objectively.
- It must be realistic and achievable within the given timeframe.
- It must be relevant to what you truly desire.
- It must have a specific timeframe i.e. 6 months, 2 years, etc.
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43. Indulge yourself in doing your favorite past-time activity.
Whether it’s making cookies or performing in the karaoke room. It makes no difference what you enjoy doing. Permit your inner child to occasionally come out. It’s an excellent approach to recovering and fighting loneliness. Swear.
44. Play in arcades or PlayStation at home.
Even when there’s nobody there to play with you, find enough courage within yourself and muster it up for your inner peace. Although it would be an unpleasant experience, you have to learn how to be comfortable with yourself and own your happiness. 🙂
45. Stay away from social media.
Social media usage and loneliness are directly related. According to Psychology Today, social anxiety and loneliness are causally related. You frequently contrast your own happiness with that of your pals when you observe theirs.
It’s not good. I’ve done it many times before, and every time I let social media get too close to me, I genuinely feel the same.
I haven’t spent more than 30 minutes on it in a row recently unless I have something to submit for the site. I felt better and happier with what I’m doing right now as a result of that shift.
46. Practice daily gratitude.
Why deny yourself of your “thank yous” if self-praising is beneficial anytime you do something? Is what I’m saying to you now clear?
Get my yearly reflective diary, which gives you a 365-day writing experience to get started, if you want to give this a try.
47. Make self-care a healthy habit.
Why on earth wouldn’t you want to put your own needs first?
Even though you might be hesitant to put your needs above those of others, making time for yourself is not selfish. That includes your regular skincare routine, your exercise routine, or any other activity that lets you be alone yourself while feeling comfortable.
48. Visit your therapist or counselor.
This is the case if you can’t handle loneliness anymore. Feel free to do it. Don’t feel shame or embarrassment. Because I consider this as a form of self-care as well.
49. Write about anything that interests you.
It may be a blog post, essay, or article; a playscript for your own YouTube channel; your debut novel, or a nonfiction book. Try out your writing abilities on whatever it is.
To pursue this, you don’t need to be an expert or have a degree or post-graduate studies. If you intend to publish it, just write it and pay an editor, proofreader, or layout artist.
50. Share your life story by writing a book.
This is where writing a book comes into play since it’s one of the best ways to confront your harrowing history while creating the content and going through recovery at the same time.
Despite the difficulties you’ll encounter, once you’ve finished writing your first book, you’ll be able to see the progress you achieved.
Your book will also help you generate passive revenue, particularly from eBooks, in addition to establishing your credibility as a writer. You discover better online writing prospects as you publish more books.
Final Thoughts – Steps to overcome loneliness
I want to leave you with one last thing to consider after reading this lengthy text. You shouldn’t feel bad about feeling lonely. It’s acceptable to acknowledge your unease.
Leaning on what we already know is fine, but it shouldn’t stop you from exploring new possibilities and relishing uncertainty.
Life is not a sequential event. But you must come to terms with the fact that part of being alive is learning how to overcome challenges and use the limits of our imagination to address issues and realize objectives.
Therefore, if you’re feeling lonely right now, give any of the things I suggested a try and observe the effects for yourself.
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