Overcoming Loneliness

“There are some people who make you feel less lonely.”

– Jennifer Coolidge

man near sea in loneliness

Loneliness can be devastating. Sure, everyone needs some time to themselves, but when you feel like you’re alone all the time, it becomes problematic.

If you identify with this then read on.

Fortunately, loneliness doesn’t have to be a sentence; there’s what to do about it. If you’re in an environment with like-minded people, such as Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center, one solution is simple – spend more time with people and get to know them better. If you don’t have this option, here are 2 ideas for you to get started with:

Phone Conversations

Are you a phone person? If you are, there’s good news. By speaking to the right people for the right amount of time, you can become less lonely.

Make a list of people who you can call. Think of family, friends, old neighbors and anyone else you had a relationship with. Next, think of the people on the list you might enjoy speaking to. Now it’s time to get their phone numbers. If you don’t have one and can’t get it from someone who can, try the phone book or Google. The next step is to take out a calendar and set aside phone time on a weekly or monthly basis. Who will you call when? Will it be Beth on Sunday’s at 3:00 p.m.? Or is Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. a better fit?  Finally, make the calls and be consistent.

Pen Pal

Having a writing buddy is a great way to share your experiences at all ages. Exchanging letters with a pen pal will help you bring someone else into your life, while being privy to theirs. The great part is, you decide just how much you want to invite them in and what to tell them. Who would you like to have as a pen pal? So, give it a try and watch the loneliness ease.

What do you do when you feel lonely?

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