Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are all having a great week so far. A few days ago someone asked me if I ever struggle with feelings of loneliness and it got me thinking about life and how isolating it can feel sometimes. As someone who is naturally more introverted and keeps to myself most of the time, I think most people assume that I don’t get lonely. But there are times when I am lonely. Not just when I’m alone, but sometimes even in a room full of people I can feel lonely. However, the loneliness doesn’t consume me. I’ve learned to enjoy my own company and not view spending time with myself as a bad thing and I wanted to share some of the things I do to combat the feelings of loneliness.
It’s really hard for me to feel lonely if I stay busy, so I really try to pour my heart into things I’m passionate about. One of the biggest things is obviously running this blog and connecting with all of you. So even when I’m alone, I’m not really alone because I’m chatting with you. I also spend a lot of time reading, painting, and other things that really allow me to connect with myself and just enjoy the time I have. There are so many things that I love doing in my own time and space that helps keep me from feeling lonely.
Make time for others.
I’m very lucky to have people in my life that I enjoy spending time with and that I can connect with in the times that I really need someone. I always try to make time for building those relationships and spending time with others because I know for me having that balance between time spent with others and time spent alone is really important and helps a great deal with combating those feelings of loneliness.
A lot of times when I am feeling lonely it’s because I have a lot on my plate and I feel like I’m going at all of it alone. I get caught up in feeling like I’m alone in everything I’m trying to do and I never stop to realize how many people are actually in my corner. So sometimes it’s about just taking a step back and relaxing for a minute. Instead of trying to get everything done by myself which causes me to feel like I’m facing everything alone, taking the time to rest and relax helps me regroup and refocus so I can move into a better head space.
Do something for someone.
If you’re feeling lonely, sometimes one of the best things you can do is help someone else. Not only could you be helping them, but you would also be reminding yourself of your worth and value. When I feel lonely sometimes I reach out to others to see if they need anything and just try to help in any way that I can. It helps revive my sense of purpose and keeps me going on the days when I feel really down and in need of some kind of way to help someone. I just want to feel needed and appreciated sometimes and this is one of the best ways to get that.
I got a cat.
I’ve had Penelope for a month now and I can’t tell you what a difference she has made in my life. While I recognize and understand that not everyone can get a pet, if you can, I highly recommend doing so. She literally depends on me to feed her and make sure she is taken care of so I have a new sense of purpose. Also, it’s really hard to feel lonely when you have a cat that wants to be literally by your side at all times.
And with that, those are some of the things I do to escape the feelings of loneliness. I still feel lonely sometimes, but it’s not nearly as much as it used to be. These are things that have really helped me and continue to help me as I go through life. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know down below in the comments what your tips are for escaping the feelings of loneliness and if you struggle with it as well. Because even introverts get lonely sometimes and it’s nice to know you aren’t alone in that. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!