How To Overcome Loneliness

  • Lonely person

Loneliness is difficult to handle and can have a detrimental effect on your quality of life. If you are struggling with loneliness, it may be time to consider how you are coping with it and how you might overcome it.

Sometimes, loneliness can result from a bad break up or through losing somebody significant in your life. As a result, that part of your life no longer exists, and we struggle to work out who we are without them. Life as we know it has now lost its meaning.

It is important to consider forming new relationships, even if those relationships are a friendship. If not, you might find that you are feeling increasingly lonely and isolated.

While we need time to grieve the loss of someone who played a significant part in our life, prolonged isolation and loneliness can make it harder to be around people and meet new friends.

Here are some tips for overcoming loneliness:

Find Opportunity:

One way to battle loneliness is to put yourself into different locations where you are bound to meet new people such as somewhere where you can find other people with similar interests to you.

It will be easier to interact with people who enjoy the same things you do. For example, if you are into gardening, join a group who are associated with gardening.

Balance Your Time:

It is important to try and stay as positive as possible. This can help you feel better when you are feeling lonely. Instead of thinking about what you are missing out on, think about things you like to do alone. Think about the groups that you can join or call a friend and have a chat.

Spending time with friends is an excellent way of overcoming lonely feelings. Besides spending time with your friends you may like to set up an evening of your own by staying at home and watching a film. A good night’s sleep is often a great way to feel refreshed and energized for the next day.

Practice Meditation:

One of the best ways to improve your mental health and overcome loneliness is learning meditation. Meditation is an ancient practice that enables you to focus your mind. It can allow you to overcome feelings of loneliness as you are not likely to be experiencing any negative feelings when meditating.

Do Not Remain Alone:

Living alone can be incredibly lonely and frustrating and produces loneliness at its worst.

It would help if you learned not to be alone and therefore, not feel lonely. You need to make sure that you have people who you regularly socialize with or can call.alone

You’ll be amazed how counselling can help you overcome loneliness

You will find that talking with StartPoint Counselling Beenleigh is your starting point for happy relationships and mental wellbeing.

StartPoint Counselling Practice is conveniently located in Beenleigh close to Logan, Mt Warren Park, Stapylton, Homeview, Waterford, Loganholme and Yatala areas. However we also offer phone consultations for your convenience, see more about Booking Appointments here.

Get more strategies for coping with loneliness by calling us for a 15-minute complimentary phone session so we can work out how we can help you.