Lost man

Lost man

Although the title of this article starts with you being physically alone, this is not the only time when you can feel lonely. In fact, being lonely has nothing to do with if you are in bed alone or in a crowded room. However, before you crank up “All By Myself” to full volume and sob over your misfortunes, here are 3 tips that you can try to get rid of any lingering loneliness:

 

Denial Is Your Enemy

The first step to stop feeling depression is to accept your feelings and try to understand them. Admitting the problem to yourself is the first and the hardest step. Once you get past this, you will find it easier to tackle the feeling of despair of being alone whenever it creeps on you. Find a way to express your feelings through art or writing. This will not only help you in getting past your loneliness but you might also discover a new hobby in the process.

Make Plans and Show Up

There are many people who will tell you that loneliness is something that everyone feels at times and all you need to do is call some friends over and have a good time to forget about it. Do these if you think it will really help, but you can also do things yourself. Sign up for volunteer work, start going to the gym regularly and keep yourself active.

Travel to Unknown Places

Travelling is an effective therapy but not many people are aware of this. If you start feeling emptiness in the middle of the afternoon or as soon as you get out of bed, get off work and take any bus or train to a place you have never visited before.

The best thing you can do to get past loneliness is find out what brings out these feelings in you. Get to know yourself better!