what can i do so i would not feel lonely when no one is around ?
Last Updated: 10/26/2020 at 10:47pm
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I would find new interests and dive into them. I recently found out that i like astronomy. By learning a new hobby, time passes and you find yourself with something new to learn or some added value to your personality. At a period of time i found myself unemployed with a lot of time on my hands, i started reading about history and i found out that history never ends ! It was exciting to learn so many things and then i looked back and it was a year and a half that passed and it saved me from depression.
You could try identifying and distinguishing the things you really love doing even with being alone. May it be listening to music, watching videos, playing online games, exploring social media and online chat sites, writing poems and short stories, drawing creative arts, singing or dancing, reading books and so much more! These things can be done even without the presence of other people and you don't have to have somebody to be with you to do these stuff.
Do things that you really enjoy and respect. Respect is key. If you respect Art, do Art. Explore. Use the Internet as a medium to do and see good things. Beautiful things. Things to be enjoyed and respected. If loneliness still bugs, either go out for a walk, or call your friends or family. Have a video call, if possible too. Start as many hobbies as you can. Explore.
Alone and lonely are not the same things. You can feel lonely even if there are many people around. The feeling of loneliness comes from inside.
You can distract yourself with certain activities. You can join sports, draw, or just go outside enjoy nature.
When you feel lonely, if it is the middle of the day, or a time when they are likely to be open: Go to your local library. Libraries are full of unexplored worlds in books, even illustrated, photography books, if you don't want to read, and the best part is that it's free. Books can be one of the best cures for loneliness. Often, they lead to new friendships, too. While it is true that libraries are quiet places with little (or quiet) talking, there are other people there who may be lonely too. If the library isn't open, the next best place to visit in order to cure loneliness is a bookstore.
Loneliness is a terrible feeling, for me it is a sense of profound loss and deep emptiness. Given this Covid landscape, there are all new ways to experience loneliness! As soon as I am able, if I am feeling lonely and I don't have access to a friend (a chat is always a great option), the best thing for me is a walk, even if I have to drive to get there. I choose a place where there will probably be other people. Pre Covid, this could be a popular park or a mall if the weather was bad. Walk. Then stop, sit if you can, watch the things happening around you. Be open. If someone smiles, smile back. Listen, for snippets of conversation, birds, traffic, anything new. If it is hard to get out, there are other avenues I find really helpful like listening to an audiobook or watching a funny movie. Meanwhile be mindful of opportunities to reach out to friends. Immerse yourself in something that interests you and remember to get good sleep or those tough feelings are even harder to deal with.
The feeling of being lonely is never good. In past years, before having my son, I would often have feeling of being lonely when no one was around. Ways to make myself feels less lonely would include activities I enjoyed that could be done alone. This include things such as exercising, doing a puzzle, baking, playing video games, going outside for a walk, or going to a park. Another good way that can you help people feel less lonely is getting a pet. This can include a wide range of animals too. Cats and dogs are usually the go to animals, but if allergies are an issue, other good pets can be a bunny, guinea pig, a lizard, hermit crab, or if possible out door animals like chickens or a goat. Animals are a great way to feel less lonely.
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