Wednesday, 4 May 2016

5 WAYS TO GET OVER FEELINGS OF LONELINESS


Some people think that feeling alone is simply being isolated and not having anyone around when actually, the most crowded room can feel like the loneliest place in the world.

I wrote this post as a way to put my thoughts onto paper and to help you, the reader, as well as myself. Feelings of loneliness can creep up when you least expect it but you can pick yourself up if you are equipped with the right tools to do so.


1.     Find the power in your loneliness

This may sound super cheesy but hear me out. There can be great power in loneliness as long as you don’t let it consume you and you know when and moreover how to shake it off. Use the time when you do feel isolated as a creative outlet and turn it into something that will benefit you. Metaphorically speaking, when you are feeling ‘blue’; channel this emotion by creating beautiful art made up of violet, teal and turquoise.

2.     Reassess your expectations

Are you feeling lonely because you thought that a certain somebody would be there for you and now they are not? Do you feel let down and so have isolated yourself intentionally? Naturally, we have high expectations of the ones that we love and when they don’t meet them it is easy to feel like you have no one in your corner. Lower your expectations slightly, aim to become emotionally independent and when you start to look to yourself first for affirmation you will find that you are in a happier place.

3.     Go for a walk

Sometimes just being outside and getting some fresh air can be magic. Not only does it give you an automatic sense of freedom but being outdoors can often alleviate negative emotions to help you feel calm. Going for a walk offers a great time to collect and rationalize your thoughts putting things into perspective.

4.     Read a book

Reading a good book can work wonders with feelings of isolation. You start to think less about your feelings and get lost in the feelings of new characters, meanings and nuances.  Choose a book with colourful and descriptive language for ultimate mental get away.
  
5.     Get Talking

When you have had your moment and have had time to mull it over, force yourself to socialise. It’s an old saying but it’s very true; a problem shared is a problem halved. There is a chance that the people you love have no idea how you are feeling and sometimes, not always, opening up about the way you feel can lighten the load.

Now that I have shared my thoughts with you, let’s talk about you. How have you dealt with feelings of loneliness?

Lots of love


Demitria x
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  1. This is a really lovely, well thought out post! I love the reassess your expectations one and learning to regain power ^^ your blog is so lovely! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you it means so much that you even visited my blog let alone enjoyed reading the post! It took me a while to learn these points but they definitely help. Yours is lovely too love the pink! Xx

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