Have you ever found yourself surrounded by people but still feeling lonely?
Have you wondered if you’re actually living your life to the best of your ability or you’re just surviving each and everyday? As terrible as the feeling may be, the good news is that you are not the only person experiencing this. Many of us have one point or other felt the same way.
Ideally life is supposed to be all joyful and fulfilling. But as we know in reality, that’s not always the case. Each and everyday when we face challenges, our perceptions change. Therefore we don’t always look at situations the same way as before.
From my past life experiences, I realized that the reason I tend to feel lonely even around people it’s because I don’t share the common ground with them or trust them enough. I’ve always been skeptical about people’s judgment towards me or my actions. Thus I feel as though I don’t belong or fit in the situation.
For a long time I’ve tried to work on it. But often it seems as though I’m better off without a big crowd around me. And whilst being alone is not a bad thing, being lonely can be. Especially if it leads to feelings of insecurity or depression. Which is why I started following these easy tips to help me feel less lonely. And whilst they may not work for you, it is important to try other ways. Here is a list of things I do when I feel lonely:
- I read a book
- I draw, sing, write an article or go out for a walk
- Call a friend or family memeber
- Listen to music
It’s always important that you listen to your body and emotions, and not try to force yourself to be in a situation that you’re not comfortable in.
If you really do love going out, then maybe you should consider being around people that you share common goals and aspirations with. Whether you go out for lunch or have a picnic, watch a movies, go to the park or swimming. Do something you’re comfortable with and be around people that will grow you and not deter you. As the saying goes “No man (or woman) is an island”, and we all need people in our lives.