Coping with Loneliness

Recognize that you are an important person. Love yourself, so you can love others. Once you overcome this, others can and will be drawn to you. But you must show confidence in yourself.

Many Americans are struck with this epidemic that doesn’t know race, or gender, or age. Webster’s Dictionary defines loneliness as an emotional state of mind, standing apart from others, unhappiness, longing for friends or company.  A person experiences a painful awareness of not being able to connect with others and those important needs that are not met.

Be Proactive

Unfortunately there are no over the counter drugs that can fend off, or heal loneliness, but there are proven methods that you can do to overcome this emotontial experience.   You first need to be proactive if you want to rid your self from loneliness forever. Believe in yourself, and build up your confidence. This can only be accomplished by being spiritually minded along with strengthening your inner life.

Recognize that you are an important person. Love yourself, so you can love others. Once you overcome this, others can and will be drawn to you. But you must show confidence in yourself.

There are other ways to overcome loneliness. One way is to reach out to others by volunteering in either church, schools, or charitable organizations to help those who need your assistance.  When you focus on others you will quickly be less likely to worry about your own loneliness.

Make an effort to make new friends with everyone you meet. Avoid rushing into intimate friendships too quickly.  Intimate friendships usually develop gradually as people learn to share their inner feelings.

Use common sense like Beyonce Did

Value all of your friendships and their unique characteristics rather than believing that only a romantic relationship will revive your loneliness. Join social clubs that share the same interest and values that you do. Make the most of every opportunity for social contact, but use common sense when meeting strangers.

Get off the sofa, go out and engage in what ever activities that suits you.  Remember it should not cost you a lot of money.  It could be a simple walk in the park or a bike ride. The whole idea is to keep your mind occupied so you will have less time to ponder over your loneliness.

Do not look for solutions for loneliness in a sexual relationship. Aside from the risk of sexually transmitted disease (S.T.D.) or unwanted pregnancies, there are other psychological drawbacks of premature sexual activity.

Seek Help

If your loneliness becomes unbearable, do not be afraid to seek help, there is nothing embarrassing about seeking help. Once you ask, you will find that help is on the way.

Loneliness does not have to be a permanent state of mind, it can be cured with a little time and patience and maybe some hard work on your part.

Most important of all do not let your loneliness deprive you from the joy and happiness life has to offer.

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