So you’ve recently begun to feel lonely. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. We’ve all been there in a time of our lives where we’ve felt as if we are completely alone. This often isn’t the case but it can feel this way. Don’t worry because it is perfectly normal to feel alone. You just need to make sure that you are able to balance out the way you are using your time in order to get the feeling of social ability back. Being like this isn’t nice but there are ways to get through it. If you think about it differently to the way it sounds it could help a lot.
The first step to being happy again is to figure out what it is that is making you lonely. If you think you don’t spend enough time with friends, make some plans to counteract that. Go and do something fun with the family or perhaps even join an Xbox live party (it’s better than doing nothing). The smallest bit of social interaction can often make you feel so much better.
Think about hunger. When you are hungry, your body is very good at making you aware that this is the case. It tells you. It makes noises and causes you pain. When you feel lonely you can feel mental pain. This means that you often suffer from social anxiety. But don’t worry, when you’re hungry, you eat. When you’re lonely, your body hints that you need more social interaction in order to cope. So if you feel lonely (it might seem simple) but go and spend time with someone that means a lot to you, it could make the world of difference.
Even feeling lonely can have a very strong, negative impact on your mental health even if it only lasts a day or two. It’s so important that you try to beat it in order to make sure that you don’t fall back into the trap of being okay with being lonely. Once you’re lonely for a little while, it’s easier than you think to convince yourself that loneliness is a good thing. If you’re feeling lonely, your probably not making the most of your time. This means that your mental health will suffer dramatically because you’re cutting yourself off from the world.
Trust me, everyone is different. Someone people like having lots of friends, some don’t like having many. Whoever you are, value those friends that are special to you because they will be the ones who help you get through a tough time. Spending time with friends is the best thing you can do to plaster up the hole in your pod. Repair your mental health by doing something different and exciting.
By doing something so simple, you can help yourself so much. You’d be so surprised. You’re not alone. You never will be :).
Yugen – An emotional response about the world too deep for words.