#RedefineNormalToday – Go Solo To Avoid Loneliness

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Sitting in a cafe all by myself :)

The weird thing about having depression is that you often feel lonely yet want to be left alone. So what’s the cure to this peculiar problem? The obvious solution might be to force yourself to go seek company. But you and I both know that sometimes, that isn’t possible. Nor is it recommended. So what then? Does this mean you have to resort to spending all your free time at home?

Nope. You take yourself out and learn to be content in your own company. That’s it.

Admittedly, this isn’t easy and takes some getting used to.  However, you will get better at doing things solo over time. The same goes for ignoring judgmental or plain curious stares from people. After a while, hanging out by yourself will seem like the most natural thing ever. Just the way it is supposed to to be.

Recommended Reading:
30 Fun Things to Do By Yourself in Your Lifetime
8 Things to Try Doing Alone This Year (You’ll Be Surprised by the Results)

This blog post is a part of The Normal Project. 

3 thoughts on “#RedefineNormalToday – Go Solo To Avoid Loneliness”

  1. I do this all the time. Used to bother me at first, but now I prefer being alone. It isn’t easy to get there, but it’s worth it when you do.

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