How to feel less lonely: 4 psychology-backed tips

Feeling lonely all the time can disrupt your life and cause you to feel down and low. It’s important that you recognize when you’re experiencing loneliness and accept it and find ways to manage and deal with it.

Admit that you’re lonely, and then focus on what you can do to ease the discomfort and get to a better place. You should know that you’re not truly alone in the sense that other people experience loneliness too and that they may be feeling the same emotions as you. The goal is to figure out how you can feel less lonely and more energized, and excited about life, and all the future has to offer.

Stay Connected

You may be feeling lonelier these days because of the pandemic and that it’s more difficult to see and interact with others. Therefore, you can feel less lonely by staying connected to loved ones and friends through technology. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone or set up a video call whenever you’re in need of some social interaction. It’ll be fun to speak to someone who can lift up your spirits and make you laugh. Having a conversation or playing an online game with another person may be all you need to feel better and more connected.

Start Dating

If you’re single, one tip for feeling less lonely is to start dating again. Put yourself out there and find people who you enjoy spending time with and getting to know. You may find someone through a friend, or maybe you want to launch an online dating profile and meet people this way. Casual dating may lead to deeper relationships and if you choose to engage in sexual activity, please follow Covid-19 precautions, especially if you’re not in exclusive relationships. Also, it is advised to learn about birth control methods and options, such as diaphragms, condoms, and emergency contraception.

Find A Hobby

You can feel less lonely by staying busy and finding hobbies to partake in that you enjoy. It’ll feel good to teach yourself a new skill and put your talents to use. There are hobbies you can do by yourself if you want to focus and improve at what you’re doing or others that will help you to be more social and connect with people. Mix it up so you’re doing different things and keeping your days fresh and unique.

Journal Positive Memories

Another way to feel less lonely is to think about all the good times you’ve had in the past. Journal positive memories that will put a smile on your face and will remind you of what fun you’ve had over the years. It’ll help you to see that right now you may just be in a lull but that there are brighter days ahead and experiences to look forward to that will be rewarding and gratifying. Recalling these past positive memories will make you feel happy and connected and help you to realize that you haven’t always been or felt lonely previously.

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