Don't let loneliness defeat you by keeping busy, active and healthy with these tips

There will be times in our lives where we will feel the void of loneliness creeping in. Maybe we broke up with a partner, or we live alone, or don’t have many friends. It can happen to anyone at any time. It is important to not let loneliness creep in so deep into our minds that we become depressed as a result. Loneliness is not the end of the world, and just like everything else in life passes, this will pass too. There are many things that you can do to distract yourself from the feeling of loneliness. Here are a few ideas that might cheer you up.

Creativity

Writing music, creating artistic videos, photography, writing, painting, sculpting, building are all ways to pass the time while enriching ourselves. Loneliness doesn’t creep in so fast if we are busy. Time also passes at a different pace. We might not even notice it anymore.

Gaming

Online gaming, is a wonderful distraction during lonely times. You can socially interact with other people from the comfort of your own home. Find a game that you might enjoy and log in.

Exercise

A great place to be around people is in sports. Staying physically healthy is very important. When being in a situation of extreme loneliness, then it’s healthy to sign up for some sort of exercise routine where other people are present. I like the gym, but whatever sport will do, as long as you go out there to do it. Don’t just do it at home (if you can). Running on tracks in parks or along walking paths on weekends is a lovely way to exercise as well. It’s so important to take in that sunshine and fresh air, every day. It also refreshes your thoughts and your attitude.

Cafes

A good place to take your laptop and work on something creative in a coffee shop. Again, you are surrounded by people, and the sounds of chitchats, bustling, and clinking are a comfort.

Beware of toxic people

When lonely, you become especially vulnerable to any attention you get from about anyone. Be very mindful of toxic people that maybe just want to have a one night stand, or that want to use you for money (or anything else you might have that they want). No matter how lonely you might be feeling, nothing is worth self-sacrifice, Do not accept toxic people in your life. Keep the focus on all the things that you are doing. eventually, the cycle will break. Be patient.

Set goals and Keep learning

Keep your mind busy by setting up goals to learn new skills. Focus on your skills and on getting better at everything that you do, whether it’s at writing, work, art, computer, languages, sports… Whatever it is, set your mind to becoming smarter, better, stronger, faster. It can only be good for you to expand your mind and stay healthy.

Appreciate all the positive moments you have with people (and animals).

It doesn’t have to be anything grand. It can be funny moments, laughter, a thank you, a positive compliment, a coworker you get along with. A rescued cat from the animal shelter. Small moments are what happiness is truly made of. Appreciation of your life and what you do have in your life is what we are all about. Life is beautiful and even the smallest interaction can eventually lead to a friendship. Also remember that life is ever-moving, ever-changing. You never know what tomorrow will bring. keep busy, keep healthy, and eventually, you will find yourself.

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