Everyone on this planet, at least for some stage of their lives encounter those situations of being lonely, even when we have a life full of friends and family. Why do we feel lonely? It's in the very nature of humans that we feel that constant incompleteness and we end up feeling lonely.
Loneliness is a state of sadness, sorrow, being alone and unable to share your thoughts, emotions or activities with your companions and near ones. It affects people in different ways.
For most of them, it could be any change in personal circumstances such as struggling with unemployment or financial loss, for some it could be unexpected events like moving to a new place or losing your loved ones, being isolated. And it is completely normal to feel a certain amount of loneliness for a short time.
However, when loneliness becomes devastating and seems to be a sign of consistent issue then it can affect your mental health leading to anxiety, stress, and depression.
This article provides you some useful tips to cope with loneliness:
Understand yourself at first:
Focus on what you need to improve in order to overcome the situation of being lonely. When you figure it out that you are dealing with an emotional habit, slowly you will be able to recover from it. Try to let go of the sense of self, judging yourself. Practice those skills of wanting nothing which is a great way to overcome loneliness.
Take small steps to contact with people around you:
Even though you have a circle of friends, make efforts to find new ones. Make plans to visit people near your area and thus you will be able to make new connections. Completely engage in a conversation with new people you have met or completely get immersed with your loved ones expecting nothing, no comparisons you will feel complete and there's no place for loneliness.
Create your own opportunities:
Develop a new interest or do something even though you feel emotionally and socially disconnected from those around you. It would be great if you get involved in something that you can genuinely enjoy. With the rise of social media, you can connect with people around the world. You can join social groups in the online industry to meet others with similar interests of your own.
Also, do some selfless services, for instance, teaching classes for kids on a particular topic gives an immense joy as you are completely focussed on delighting someone.
Meditation is perhaps the best remedy towards loneliness because you're deliberately trying to stop the constant chattering of mind and thinking of yourself. Also, it helps to focus on the positive things that happened in your life and letting go of those negative flashing signs for a long term.
Haven't you noticed that when you're distracted from your thoughts especially when you're dancing, watching T.V., playing with your kids, trekking or any other sports you don't feel lonely? So it's your thoughts that cause loneliness. Therefore do something that you can completely immerse yourself.