Ways To Feel Less Lonely In Life
Are you feeling lonely?
Do you feel lonely even when you’re not alone?
Do you feel lost and empty?
Is there a gaping hole inside you?
Even if you do, there’s no need to worry or get alarmed. Truth is you are not alone in feeling lonely. Loneliness is a Universal Problem and it’s perfectly natural and normal to feel this way from time to time.
In this article, we will talk about Why We feel empty and lonely and the ways we can overcome our loneliness.
All humans are naturally designed with an emotional hole, a void that we try to fill all our lives but rarely succeed in.
Although you desperately try to fill this void with superficial things like buying a new car, the latest smartphone, new clothes, alcohol, smoking, and sex, you always wake up the next day with the same empty feeling. Nothing seems to work for long.
It doesn’t matter if you are very successful or popular or loved by your family. Feelings of loneliness and emptiness can creep in at any time, crush all other positive feelings, leaving you feeling emotionally crippled, miserable, and lost.
Regardless of what you do in life, you are always stuck with this indescribable feeling that you are missing something in life.
Why do you feel so empty and lonely?
We often think having less or no friends makes us lonely, but it might not really be the case.
Loneliness comes from a lack of connection rather than a lack of friends.
Life is riddled with the brightest days and the darkest nights. And sometimes these dark nights seem to last longer than they should. Certain unfortunate events and experiences like losing a loved one, breakup, toxic relationships, unemployment, and financial losses can make you feel empty and lonely.
However, there can often be more profound reasons for why you feel lonely and empty.
4 core reasons why you feel lonely and empty
1. You lack self-understanding.
When you don’t have a clear idea of who you are or what makes you happy, you will feel a deep void inside of you.
2. You don’t have close connections.
When your relationships lack intimacy you tend to feel more isolated and lonely.
3. You haven’t made peace with your past.
There are certain unresolved emotions from your past that are still lingering in your present.
4. You lack a purpose in life.
When you are not passionate about achieving something you might feel lethargic and unmotivated all the time.
Whatever the reason be for your loneliness, you can take some positive steps to feel less empty and lonely.
11 ways to feel less lonely
Whether you are going through a breakup, alone in a new city, or just going through a rough patch, there are always things you can do to feel less lonely and isolated.
Here are 11 ways you can start overcoming your loneliness:
1. Acknowledge your emotions
For most of us, accepting and embracing our true emotions can be difficult and scary. It is not something we are familiar with or taught to do well.
Instead of denying your pain, tell yourself that things are not okay right now. But they can be.
An excellent way to overcome loneliness and process our emotions is to start Journaling
Writing down our thoughts and emotions on a piece of paper often helps us get more clarity and reach conclusions that might not have been realized otherwise.
2. Get comfortable with Yourself
Can you expect anyone to like you if you don’t enjoy your own company? Unless you learn how to be alone with yourself, you will always struggle with feelings of emptiness and loneliness.
Accept yourself for who you are with all your imperfections and flaws. Embrace your uniqueness and love yourself unconditionally.
When you’re comfortable with yourself, you stop comparing yourself to others, and this in a way builds your self-esteem.