Article at a Glance:
- Do What You Love
- Food Always Brings People Together
- Co-workers = Built in Friends
- Kindness is VERY Attractive
- Your Own Company is Just Valuable “Me Time” in Disguise
Do You Occasionally Experience Loneliness?
Sometimes People Feel Most Alone In The Middle Of A Crowd.
Loneliness can kick in after moving to a new place, or after the loss of someone close. It comes at many different stages in life, and is a natural part of the human condition.
It comes and goes, but it will never stay long if you try these tips:
Less Lonely Just By Doing What You Love
The best kind of friends are the kind that like what you like! Opposites attract of course, but being “two peas in a pod” with someone is such an awesome feeling.
Maybe join a musical group, book club, or class on something you’ve been wanting to learn. Public groups on meetup.com and similar sites are a great way to try new things and meet new people with common interests.
Whatever your hobbies or interests are, you’d be surprised how many friends are just waiting to be made that love the stuff you love too.
Feeling lonely can naturally cause you to neglect what you enjoy most — even when doing the activities you love could make you feel better. Those activities are healthy outlets to express emotions. When loneliness is acknowledged and then channeled into one of your passions — maybe your writing, your art, or sports, for example — it distracts you from the fact that you even felt lonely earlier!Even if you don’t have a buddy you can hang out with doing something fun, you may be able to pass a lot of time feeling entertained rather than lonely doing something you love. Even if you can find the time when you are alone to just do what you love, whether it’s paint, play an instrument, ride your bike or whatever, there may even be a peaceful element to being alone in doing it.
Food Always Brings People Together
Getting involved in activities outside of work, or even creating activities for coworkers if you like ‘em enough can be a fun way to pass the time with company–no pun intended.;-)
Why not pass around a sign-up sheet for a company potluck in the break room this Thursday?
Food always brings people together. Food with co-workers, come on, that’s like built-in friends. Don’t adore your co-workers? Maybe talking over a meal could help you settle some differences, share some stories and who knows? Maybe you’ll find that they’re not so bad after all…
If you just can’t stand them and you already know you do, invite some other people over, friends or family. People like you, but they are maybe just waiting for you to ask. Don’t be silent, give them a call. It’s better to get rejected than to wait to call when you both secretly want to get together. The phone goes both ways.
Kindness is VERY Attractive
Want to attract some new peeps? There’s a certain warm feeling of satisfaction that comes from helping others, and this feeling can often help combat loneliness. Not to mention, it can often make you seem more approachable, and sometimes even more attractive!
Kindness is really for your own heart though. All it takes is one act of kindness to help boost your confidence and spread positivity to those around you. Once you feel the joy that an act of kindness brings, it not only can wipe feelings of loneliness making you feel a little more connected to those around you, but it can also create a ripple effect. Others will observe and will look to you as an example and spread their own kindness around.
It feels SO nice to be nice
Don’t Underestimate Your Own Company – It’s Priceless!
Many people take loneliness as such a bad, scary thing, but it sure does have its perks. Here are a few out of many…
- Being alone gives you time to really figure out who you are, what makes you happy.
- It helps you learn what you want to look for in others when you want the company.
- It gives you the time to do what you love more often than those who are constantly around people, often trying to impress them and straying from who they want to be.
- More “me time”? Yes please.
What will you do when you feel lonely next? How will you help someone feel less lonely?