Managing loneliness

Let’s talk managing loneliness..

Earlier, I wrote about loneliness. Now, I’d like to share some tips on how to manage loneliness.

Try to open up

  • Although you may know lots of people, you may not feel close to them or, feel that they don’t care or give you the attention you need.
  • Try opening up to close friends to increase your connections. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your feelings with friends try a therapist or, a peer support service.

Make new connections

  • Join a class or group based on your interests. Maybe join some Facebook groups or some virtual classes – I have joined some weightloss and business groups which I enjoy interacting in.
  • Join an online community like Side by Side. These communities provide an around the clock place to listen and share with others in a similar position.

Try not to compare yourself to others

  • Social media often only shows us what other people want us to see, which can make us feel like we are the only ones who are lonely.
  • Remind yourself that you don’t know how other people feel when they are offline!

Look after yourself

  • Try to get enough sleep
  • Eat healthily
  • Ensure daily physical exercise
  • Spend time outside
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol

These are a few of today’s offerings. They are simple but, I think they are also effective!

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