How To Not Let Loneliness Be A Factor In Your Life
Do you struggle with bouts of loneliness in your life? Are you afraid that may end up living by yourself if something would happen to your spouse or family members?
Many people deal with the fear of be alone during their life. Loneliness can make someone feel depressed and unhappy so it is important to not let being alone interfere with your everyday living. Here is a list of techniques that a person can use so that the fear of being alone doesn’t become a major issue in their lives:
1. Finding an activity you enjoy can help you meet new people. For instance, join a group activity such as a volleyball group, women’s club, or making crafts. Doing something that you like to do will make you happy and will increase your chances of making friends.
2. Spending time with animals can be a great source of companionship. Whether you have a dog or you go to your local shelter, spending time with an animal or pet can help us to feel better. Animals can be of good company to all of us whether we are alone or not.
3. Helping others through community service can be of some help. There are many people out there who could benefit from your time and talents. Helping others can give you a source of pride and accomplishment and also can lead to friendships.
4. Understanding that while it isn’t fun being alone, sometimes there are worse things. For instance, imagine that you are married or stuck in a relationship that you can’t get out of and also makes you miserable. Not only do you have to live with this person, it would be difficult to get out of the relationship because of various financial or personal reasons. As a result, you are stuck living with someone that you can’t stand and makes you depressed every single day of your life. With this viewpoint, being alone doesn’t sound that bad.
5. Spending time with God can help. Spending time with God and asking God for help in your time of loneliness can be of great comfort. You never know how God will work in your life. Including God in your everyday living can help reduce your loneliness. Talk to a priest or minister if you are unsure on what to do.
6. Doing something constructive. Sitting around and doing nothing will not make things any better whether it is dealing with the fear of being alone or something else. Take it one day at a time and stay committed in trying to solve your problem.
Guest Writer Bio
Stanley (Stan) Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear.” Stan has been on TV and the Radio and Stan also writes on various mental health topics for celebrities and other everyday people. For more free and valuable mental health advice, visit the Article and Blog Section of Stan’s website.