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What to do when you find yourself alone: a few ways to deal with loneliness.

Updated on May 2, 2011

What to do when you find yourself alone: a few ways to deal with loneliness.

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There may come a time you will find yourself...well... all by yourself.  You can call a million people and somehow everyone is busy.  Or, maybe you just don't have a million people in your life to connect with.  Maybe you preferred the "alone" life because there are less problems associated with solitude.  But the fact is no matter how many people there are around you, it is possible to find yourself suffering from loneliness.  I want to teach you a few ways to deal with loneliness.

Here are a few ways to deal with loneliness:

  1. Go for a walk in a public place.  If you have a mall around.  Go there.  If you have a park close by.  Go now!  It is better to go for a walk in a place that has other human life.  This will give your mind the illusion that you are not alone.  In fact, you may even run into a random stranger that would want to talk to you.  So go for a walk in a public place now.
  2. Try calling on old friends.  It is always good to reconnect with your friends that you have had good times with in the past.  I am sure they would love to hear from you if it has been a long time since you have had a conversation with them.  If they are too busy right now, try them again later.  If they are always busy, find a new friend that you can connect with.  Anyway, call your friends it should make you feel better.
  3. If you have no friends to cure the loneliness, try making new ones.  There are people everywhere.  Those people, I am pretty sure, hate loneliness as well.  Therefore, try starting conversation with people everywhere you go.  You never know who you will find.  It usually starts with some common interests and then, voila, you are invited to a party.  But try interacting with new people.  This way you will have a network of friends to support you when you are feeling down.
  4. If you have no friends and you are not social, try calling you family.  Your family should be there for you always.  This is your blood.  Depending on how you stand with the other members of your family, you should be welcomed to go and visit them.  When you manage to contact and visit your family, you can remember times you shared together that were exciting and fun.  This should help you with your loneliness.
  5. So you have no one in your life.  If you are religious, you can turn to prayer to aid you in your loneliness.  Prayer can be a way to connect with the Divine.  The omnipresent should always be there to listen to your thoughts.  So if all else fail, get down on your knees and pray.
  6. You can try to exercise.  It can help you shed some of those pounds off.  Yes, focusing on your workout routine may help you not think of how you are feeling so lonely.  The longer you workout the less time you will feel bad from being alone.  So try working out to kill loneliness.
  7. If you are really lonely and cannot deal with it, go talk to a doctor.  Maybe your condition of loneliness has something to do with mental illness.  You may have to talk to a doctor to cure your feeling of loneliness.  I am sure a health care professional will know what to do for your sadness of being alone.  Talk to one today.

These were a few ways to deal with loneliness.  I know it may be difficult, but it is your job to get out of your slump of being alone.  Try the techniques that I have mentioned.  They should help you find a way to some peace.  Just know one thing, loneliness is temporary.  Wait a few days and you may see what I am talking about.  Anyway, I hope this helps.  Good luck.

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