Most of us, single or taken, feel lonesome at times. What I have learned, is that there are a few things you can do to help shove the solitary blues aside.
- Stop thinking about how lonely you are.
If all you do is meditate on being alone, you are just going to feel even worse than you did to begin with.You can acknowledge feeling lonesome without dwelling on it.
- Find/do something that makes you laugh.
Even if laughter doesn’t fix the problem, it sure as heck makes the problem less noticeable. your source of laughter can stem from watching people do stupid things, to Who’s on First; whatever it is, embrace it.
My obsession aside, I do know that writing isn’t everyone’s forte. That being said, you don’t have to be Poe to write down what you are feeling. Non-edited, secretive journaling can do wonders. When you write uncensored by your feelings, it really can be a way to break the dams and gets stuff out into the open. And hey, if you are anything like me, you may even begin to learn a little about yourself and how you are really feeling. Try it.
- Keep yourself occupied.
If you sit there doing absolutely nothing, you will find yourself having to read tip number one all over again! Suggestions: tip #3, StumbleUpon, cooking, your hobby, drawing, listening to uplifting music, etc.
- Read the Bible.
This really should be tip number one. Hebrews 13:5 is one of my favorites. It talks about being satisfied with what you have; it goes on to say “I will never fail you not forsake you.” He’s the only one, too. Anyway, the Bible is packed full of things that we can apply to our daily lives; it’s like taking time to read the manual to life — yep.
These are just a few of many things that have helped me tremendously. So, I figured that I would share them with you in hopes of them helping you out as well. (: