Are you alone? Are you lonely? There’s a big difference between these two. We all feel alone at some point. Sometimes being alone means feeling lonely. Loneliness can lead to numerous problems, including alcoholism, anxiety, depression and even physical ailments.
We will give you a few nice options for the lonely guys out there. There’s so much you can do.
“Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.” – Martha Beck
1. Enjoy your coffee alone
Go to a coffee shop and enjoy your coffee alone. You don’t need company to enjoy your favorite coffee. Warm drinks will make you feel much better. Grab your favorite book, and enjoy the day!
2. Reach out for your relatives when possible
Talk to your relatives. Invite them over or go for a walk with them. You can re-establish the connection with your family. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should hang out with toxic family members. Avoid them at any cost.
3. Adopt a dog
The dog will soon become your best friend. You will enjoy its adventures and walks. You will have to get out of the house. That pup will need its walks.
Yes, you will no longer have an excuse to stay at home. Go to the local park. Talk to the other dog owners. Make friends. Life is beautiful, right? Your dog will brighten your day. You can ignore that genuine smile, right?
4. Long walks
Put on your comfy shoes and go for a walk. Wander around. You don’t need a final destination. You just need good shoes and a desire to walk. Walking has added benefits, and it will also help you sleep better.
5. Sing along with someone
Sing along with your favorite artist and you will never feel lonely. Turn on the TV and sing. Pick up some cool songs.
6. Watch movies
In this way you won’t have to adjust to someone else’s desires. Watch your favorite movie. Watch the movies you like. You don’t have to listen to anybody else. Serve your favorite snacks and have fun on your movie night.
7. New hobby
You can do whatever you want. If you don’t have an inspiration, watch some DIY videos and try something new. The sky is your limit. You can even earn some money. Who knows, maybe there’s a crafty person lying deep inside you. Use your creativity to make something beautiful.
8. New book
Read a book. Make sure you don’t read all the time, otherwise your loneliness will get even worse.
Reading is a great temporary solution for urgent situations. It’s like an antidote. The effect is felt almost instantly! Join Goodreads and other communities to get some nice suggestions.
9. Go online
Online interaction is nothing like real-life interaction with people. But it’s actually beneficial sometimes. Chat with people who have the same interest as you. Meeting people who think just like you is wonderful. Find your tribe online.
10. Find what you want
The Internet has everything you need. You can find great online events. Local events work well too. Go to meetup.com, InterNations and even Facebook to find something new. Join a new cause. Do something new. You may not like it afterward. But, you will definitely feel better about yourself.
Being lonely is terrible. But, the good news is that you will have plenty of free time to do something about your life. Loneliness can turn into something beautiful, who knows…