5 Ways To Turn Loneliness Into Happiness

Turn Loneliness Into Happiness

Loneliness is a terrible feeling. It can make us feel as if we are the only person in the world, and that nobody cares about us. If not given attention, loneliness has a tendency to destroy one’s mental health. It is also possible to turn into depression if not addressed properly. Although it may seem like there is no other option, there are actually many ways to cope with loneliness. Keep reading and learn five ways to turn loneliness into happiness.

1. Call Someone

One of the worst feelings is being lonely and alone with no one to call. In times of need, you don’t want anybody who doesn’t understand your situation or hasn’t been through the same thing you are going through. Furthermore, it feels good just knowing that someone out there is willing to take the time for you! If for some reason you cannot call a friend or family member, try calling a hotline. Hotlines are open to all ages, genders, and races. If you don’t know where to start, check out these hotlines that can help with just about anything you are going through.

Calm Zone is a helpline and webchat offering support to men in the UK who need to talk or are in crisis.

Tel 0800 585858

Samaritans Mumbai

Tel: +91 8422984528

2. Write Everything Down

When we go through something difficult in our lives it is very common for us to keep everything bottled up inside. Bottling things up can cause anger, frustration, sadness, etc. Do yourself a favor and write down your feelings when you feel lonely. Writing helps us get rid of any negative emotions that come along with loneliness.

Try writing an entry every day or every week in a journal dedicated only to the times when you feel lonely. This way when you look back on your entries 10 years from now, you can see how much you have grown and matured throughout the years.

3. Volunteer for a Cause You Believe In

Once again, another great way to get rid of your loneliness is through good deeds. Volunteering is one of the best ways to help others who are less fortunate than yourself. When we think about volunteering, we always imagine helping those who are older or who need more help/attention than ourselves. This is not always the case though.

Volunteering looks different for everyone. There are all different types of causes just waiting for volunteers. If there isn’t a cause out there that suits your interest, start your own! All it takes is a desire to do something and a number of people who are willing to volunteer with you.

4. Take a Break and Treat Yourself!

When we feel lonely, our minds and bodies go through a lot of stress and tension. You can unwind your thoughts while also rejuvenating your body by giving yourself some “me” time. Try going for a quick run, taking a long bubble bath, or decorating your room all by yourself. Try anything that makes you feel like your old self again! Remember to take good care of yourself in times of loneliness because nobody else will!

Take a quick vacation on your favorite social media outlet. If you have friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest – this is a great time to check in on what they’re doing and share some laughs on silly pictures or GIFs (or serious updates).

5. Go Outside!

Last but not least, take some time to breathe in the fresh air outside. The weather is lovely right now so spend some time outside enjoying it before winter sets in. You may choose to go on a walk, take a jog, or plant some flowers and watch them grow.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure that it is something that will bring you joy and happiness because that is what we all deserve! As hard as it sounds, it is possible to turn loneliness into happiness.

Summary

Loneliness can be very difficult to handle; however, there are many things we can do to make ourselves happier. Calling someone as a technique of coping with loneliness is one example. Other ways include writing down your feelings in a journal, volunteering for a cause you believe in, taking good care of yourself by giving yourself “me” time every now and then, and going outside to enjoy the fresh air until winter arrives.

Ronie Salazar is an energetic content marketer with extensive experience in the digital realm. His curiosity and enthusiasm resulted in an ever-growing portfolio that encompasses anything from video editing jobs to distributing his creative work to top-notch websites.

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