Wednesday, November 25, 2020
 Emotional And Mental Health

Send Loneliness Packing Don't Wallow In It

Lonely girl sitting on a bench

Let us talk about loneliness.

Loneliness is a state of mind the way you feel inside. it is not about being alone. 

Loneliness does not strike because you are by yourself. Rather, it is a constant state of feeling disconnected, unwanted, a sense of estrangement.

Loneliness is a part of the human condition. It occurs during periods of transitions, physical separation, moving to a new location. A divorce, end of a relationship are factors that cause lonely feelings. These factors cause temporary, not permanent feelings of loneliness.

Psychological health is affected adversely by loneliness it is one of the symptoms of depression. Some people are lonely because they entertain feelings of inadequacy. Or harbor feelings that they are not good enough for the respect, interest, or esteem of others. 

Loneliness also arises from feelings of rejection or isolation. Lonely people often crave human relationships, yet fail to feel connected. Even in a crowd, some people feel lonely

Reaching out is pivotal to minimizing loneliness.

Managing Loneliness

  1. First, accept that you are in a state of loneliness. 
  2. Acceptance is critical for management and to effectively cope with loneliness.
  3. Change is in your hands once you acknowledge that you are not alone.
  4. Seek out appropriate help for assistance with your lonely state of mind.
  5. Embrace your social networks.  
  6. Build up connections with loving, caring family and friends. 
  7. Try reaching out to people who share similar interests.