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  • Writer's pictureMaria Diaz

How To Manage Feelings Of Loneliness




Loneliness is a feeling that most of us experience at times, so it is important to know how to manage those feelings. Whether you are dealing with the sudden emotional impact of isolation or a deeper rooted feeling of loneliness, there are healthy and productive ways of dealing with it. Here are some tips to help you manage feelings of loneliness.

1. Cultivate meaningful connections: We are social creatures, and part of alleviating loneliness is cultivating meaningful connections with other people. Reach out to family, friends, old colleagues or new acquaintances in your area. Even though physical distancing may limit your ability to connect, try finding different ways to make meaningful connections with people, such as through video call, a phone call, or a handwritten letter.

2. Practice self-compassion: Constantly berating yourself because of loneliness can make you feel worse. Research has shown that the more compassion you have for yourself, the more resilient and better you will feel. Find ways to be kind to yourself such as taking time to do enjoyable activities or simply taking a break from work or your usual routine.

3. Get Involved in Activities: Joining a club or a support group may give you the opportunity to connect with people who share a similar experience as you. This may help reduce feelings of loneliness. You could also join an online community or a virtual book club.

4. Seek Professional Help: If the feeling of loneliness is accompanied by anxiety or depression or if it’s getting in the way of your daily life, consider seeking professional help. Therapy can help you better understand your feelings and find new ways of coping.

Loneliness can be a powerful feeling and one that can be difficult to cope with. But there are things you can do to manage your feelings and find comfort. Remember that you are not alone, and it is important to seek out support from family and friends, get involved in activities you enjoy and be kind to yourself.

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