Feeling Lonely and Alone

Feeling Lonely and Alone? Here are 18 Things to Do

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Do you feel depressed lately? Are you feeling lonely and alone? If for some reason you are broken inside, please know that you will be alright.

Sometimes, you may feel like no one cares about you—especially at times when you are down. It could be a discouraging and lonely emotion. It seems like you have been left on your own.

If you are at this point right now, cheer up. You can help yourself up. Here are some helpful things that can encourage you when you are feeling lonely and alone.

1. Get out of your room

Stop sulking in your bed and staring at the ceiling. Decide to get up, take a shower, and go out. Keep yourself active.

2. Have a “me time”

It’s okay if you are alone. Take this as an opportunity to spend time with yourself. Maybe you haven’t dated yourself for a long time. So, go to the mall, the beach, or the cinema. Then, dine in your favorite restaurant.

3. Treat yourself

In connection with no. 2, don’t feel guilty if you have to spend money on yourself. You deserve it! Eat anything you want. Buy those shoes you’ve always wanted. Or get a body massage at the spa.

4. Travel when you are lonely and alone

If you have the time, money, and guts, then go for an adventure. Find how exciting it is to travel to a new place, meet new people, and immerse yourself in a new culture. This can be a sort of soul-searching as well.

5. Create a craft

Another way to ease that loneliness is to be creatively productive. Keep your mind and hands working with an enjoyable craft. You can try painting, creating D-I-Y organizers, or crocheting.

6. Read a book about how to stop feeling lonely and alone

There are a lot of beautiful books that can help you improve your self-image or overcome lonely thoughts. Find self-help books that can help you get out of depression and loneliness. The Bible is also helpful.

7. Watch funny movies

Keep the blues away by laughing out loud. Have a movie marathon of comedy or rom-com movies. Prepare the bucket of popcorns and other feel-good snacks. Let’s see if after that you’d still be feeling lonely and alone.

8. Learn to play an instrument

Turn what you’re feeling into an encouragement to accomplish something new. Challenge yourself to learn to play an instrument. It could be the guitar, piano, drums, violin, or anything you have always wanted to try.

9. Go for a walk

Walking, just like any other physical activity, can make you feel good. This is because it helps release the happy hormones in your body. Moreover, the walk can be a good time for you to ponder on what you’re going through. Thus, try to have a morning or afternoon walk in the park, by the beach, or anywhere relaxing.

10. Play with your pet

If you have a pet at home, then take the time to play with it. Cuddling your pet, grooming or feeding it, and taking it out for a walk can be enjoyable.

11. Call your parents or siblings

Are you living on your own and away from your family? Surely, they miss you as well. Have a phone or video call with them. Seeing your old folks and your sibs can surely ease the loneliness you’re feeling.

12. Set goals

One way to motivate yourself to shake the blues off is by setting goals. Challenge yourself to achieve short- and long-term goals. A little self-competition can help you focus on your objectives rather than on your discouragement. More so, it can help you restore your life.

13. Reinvent your wardrobe

Tell yourself it’s time to bring out your version 2.0. Think about reinventing your style. Go over your outfits and ditch the old, lame ones. Keep yourself busy mixing and matching clothes, redesigning others, and even shopping!

14. Get a new hairdo

Your version 2.0 would not be complete without changing your hairstyle. Is it only me or is there really something therapeutic about getting a haircut or a new hairdo? It will surely make you feel better.

15. Renovate your room

A new surroundings can help you feel good too. After reinventing yourself, renovate your room as well. You can repaint the walls or put on new wallpapers. Then, rearrange the furniture, and change the beddings and curtains. You can also add new features.

16. Write a journal about why you feel lonely and alone

Whatever it is that keeps you feeling lonely and alone must be released. If you are not ready to open up with anyone, at least open up with yourself. Get a notebook and write down what you feel. This will help you unload the burden in your chest.

17. Find someone to talk to

Of course, it is still better to talk to someone you trust. Tell your closest friends or family members about what you are going through. Surely, they will be more than willing to listen to you.

18. Talk to God

If you’re not comfortable talking to your family and friends about your situation, no worries. There is someone who knows what you’re going through. He is only waiting for you to let Him in. He is God. Talk to Him right now and pour out everything.

Shake off the lonely and alone thoughts

It’s okay if you are feeling lonely and alone right now. Sometimes, we all need to go through this kind of situation to be stronger. Once you have overcome, you will realize that you do not have to rely on others to be happy.

Joan Cyril Abello Hidalgo

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