A Prayer When Feeing Lonely

25 Creative And Surprising Things To Do When You Feel Lonely

A Prayer When Feeing Lonely
Did you know that in Korea, people are recording themselves while having dinner? And people are actually paying to watch these videos! Is this another sign of loneliness creeping up on all of us?

According to a study of more than 170,000 people published at the Psychology Bulletin in 2013, the average adult’s network of friends and colleagues have shrunk over the past 3 decades. It’s no wonder many people feel lonelier than ever.

Feeling lonely, however, is not a direct cause of being alone. It’s possible to feel lonely in a crowd.

Loneliness, in fact, is more dangerous than isolation because it increases a person’s mortality rate, according to John Cacioppo, co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Needs for Social Connection.

If it’s so dangerous, how do we fight loneliness then?

Wondering What to Do When You Feel Lonely?  Here Are 25 Tried and Tested Tips

1. Just Show Up

Familiarity breeds attraction. A study published at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that same-sex strangers felt increasing affinity towards each other, after each conversation they had.

The same goes for online chat conversations.  Don’t be hesitant to talk to people, even if you feel awkward or don’t them at first.

If you’re genuinely interested or curious about others, they’re more ly to reciprocate those feelings.

2. Go On A Solo Date

You know the problem with group and couples dates? The annoying “So what do we do?” and “Where do we eat?” questions. When you go on a date with yourself, you’re sure to go somewhere you actually and you don’t have to wait around for others to decide.

3. Know The Difference Between Loneliness and Isolation

Loneliness is an emotion, mostly triggered by a sad memory. Unfortunately the brain loves to overanalyze things, so even momentary loneliness can escalate to longer spells because of thoughts “Why do I feel so alone?” and  “Am I a loser no one loves?” When this happens, just acknowledge the feeling and don’t overreact.

4. Attend Meetups

Go to meetup.com and find a group in your city. There are tons of meetup groups catering to every interest, job, city and hobby, so it’s impossible not to find a group to your liking. People who join meetup.com are eager to meet new people, and are incredibly friendly so it’s a nice way to make new friends.

5. Watch A Movie

Watch a movie alone or call some friends to go with you—it doesn’t matter. What’s important is you immerse yourself in an interesting story that’ll erase your gloomy thoughts. Watch a chick-flick, or a super hero movie—anything but a tear jerker, really —and grab lots of candy and popcorn.

6. Volunteer

Focusing on the needs of others steers your mind away from sad thoughts. It’s impossible to feel lonely when you’re feeding the homeless, reading to kids at an orphanage, or dancing with grandmas at a salsa class. Helping the less fortunate will also fill you with immense gratitude.

7. Adopt A Cute Pet

A furry cat or dog will cheer you up. The playfulness of pets, plus the troubles (and fun) you’ll experience while training them will make you forget about your troubles. Even a goldfish or pretty parrot can do wonders for your mood.

8. Identify The Cause Of Your Loneliness

“What to do when you feel lonely?”

I can’t imagine how many people have Googled that phrase when they felt the pangs of loneliness. Unfortunately, it’s not the best question to ask. Would you ask a doctor for a prescription before they check your symptoms?

Instead of trying things randomly, hoping one solution will do the trick—losing hope and feeling worse when it doesn’t—it’s better to identify the cause of your loneliness first. If you were previously happy in your own company, what could’ve caused you to feel lonely this time?

Do your friends make you feel lonely? Is it your work or surroundings, perhaps? The cause of your loneliness will clue you in on the appropriate solution.

9. Read Fiction

Please don’t pick a Dummies book on how to stop feeling lonely.  Reading self-help when you’re feeling miserable will make just you feel worse. Read a good novel instead. Losing yourself in a good story or identifying with a powerful character will boost your confidence and fill you with a sense of adventure.

10. Take A Bath

Where do good ideas come from? In the shower, right? Taking a nice, long, and relaxing bath is a great way to be bask in your alone time, instead of drowning in self-pity.  Ladies, prepare a glass of red, chocolates and magazines. Gents, take a bubble bath ala Chandler by taking a manly boat with you!

11. Take A Random Bus, Train or Flight Off to Anywhere

Taking public transportation to a random location forces you to do two things—be in the company of strangers, and change your environment. Doing this will ward off loneliness and cure your wanderlust as well.

12. Dance (Naked)

Sometimes, we feel lonely because we’re actually alone. So take this chance to do the things you can only do when you’re alone, dancing naked or jumping on the bed with your shoes on. Doing crazy stuff alone will give you a good laugh.

13. Go For A Quick Run

Running is scientifically proven to make you happier. Even 30 minutes of walking can instantly lift your mood, according to a 2006 study published at Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

14. Watch Friends

Okay, it’s now obvious that I love this show! I’ve watched it 5x now and it still makes me laugh. Watch “The One with the Unagi” and “The One With the Embryos” if you’re feeling lonely and need a good laugh.

15. Get Coffee

Go to a coffee shop far from your apartment or office. Then order coffee and sit on the bar, or that big table on the center where you can talk to people. Compliment someone on their tie, shoes or bag. Start a conversation. Don’t worry if you’re bad at small talk, because chances are you won’t see that person again.

16. Practice #JOMO

Social media is helpful, but it could be detrimental depending on how you use it. When your default behavior is to keep scrolling on instead of talking to whoever’s with you, or taking a picture of everything you eat instead of just savoring it, then it’s time to experience the joy of missing out (JOMO)—a practice promoted by Randi Zuckerberg. Yes, she’s Mark Zuckerberg’s sister.

17. Make Your Bed

Making your bed in the morning, and doing a quick two-minute wipe down in your kitchen at night, will make you feel better and in control of your life. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, says her research for the book revealed that bed-making is one of the keystone habits of happy people.

18. Look Through Old photos

Prepare some snacks or some tea and canapés ala afternoon high-tea, if you’re feeling fancy. Reminisce the good old days with a friend, your mom or sis. Remembering your crazy antics, and most embarrassing moments caught on camera will fill you with nostalgic memories and drive away loneliness.

19. Get A Camera

Get a camera, then go out and start taking beautiful pictures of things around you. A sunset, a barking dog, or a laughing baby—filling your life with beautiful things can take your mind off of loneliness.

20. Attend Classes For A Fun New Exercise Air Yoga, Pole Dancing, Or Trampoline Jumping

The exact exercise doesn’t matter. The point is to get yourself moving, while trying something new in the supportive environment of a group class.

21. Start A 5-Minute Gratitude Journal

It’s hard to feel down when you know that you have a lot to be thankful for.  When you don’t know what to be thankful for, just write what you feel. Sometimes, it can help you identify why you feel lonely in the first place.

22. Watch Inspiring Ted Talks

Ted Talks are inspiring and informative. I don’t know why, but watching a few Ted Talks really help when I feel lonely and helpless. Some of my favorites are: “Connected, but alone?” by Sherry Turkle, and Success, failure and the drive to keep creating” by Elizabeth Glibert.

23. Plan A holiday

Nothing beats loneliness and overwhelm planning a great holiday vacation. Looking up flights, hotel deals and stuff to do on a random faraway location will boost your spirits and steer your mind off your negative thoughts. You don’t really need to book a trip, sometimes the act of planning for one is enough.

24. Create Something New

Wondering how to not feel lonely, when you actually prefer to be alone? Getting bored is a prerequisite of feeling lonely. And what’s one of the main causes of getting bored? Having nothing to do. So keep yourself occupied! Try a new recipe. Create a scrapbook. Finish that DIY project you’ve been postponing for so long.

25. Do Something Craaazy

Dress up a tourist, and do all the cheesy touristy things in your city. Eat the local delicacy, tour the crowded tourist spots and explore new locations you’ve never heard of.

How Do You Deal With Loneliness?

Do you have other tips on fighting loneliness? Share them with me @CharleyWrites or comment below.

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What to Do with Loneliness

A Prayer When Feeing Lonely

By Ashleyne Seitz

I’ve felt lonely while sitting in my car at a stoplight, radio blasting and windows rolled down. I’ve felt it in a crowded room, surrounded by laughter and friends. I’ve felt it in the middle of the night, both in my dreams and when I wake up suddenly in the dark.

Loneliness. It’s a familiar feeling for all of us.

Feelings of loneliness can turn into fear of loneliness. And fear of loneliness can turn into avoidance of loneliness.

And then eventually you’re sending 1,000 texts a day, drowning your feelings in alcohol or video games, or hooking up with people you don’t even know—all because you don’t want to be alone in the world for even a few minutes.

Or maybe you do the opposite—shut yourself in your room and ignore the world entirely to avoid being connected to people. Once you feel lonely, it’s nearly impossible to get your loneliness, because you are…alone.

A proverb says, “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy.

” (Proverbs 14:10) We are each fundamentally separated from all other humans, and although we can understand each other to a certain extent, we will still feel that separation.

No one fully understands what it’s to be you. Regardless of how you react to it, loneliness can be a big, painful problem for all of us.

What causes loneliness?

Ever wonder what we were made for? The Bible explains that God wired us for connection, for community. Often we idealize romantic relationships and even friendships, thinking that if we only found the right person, we’d never be lonely again. But loneliness can be found even in happily married men and women.

Not only were we wired for connection with other humans, we were wired for connection with God. Even wealth, achievement, and honor are not enough to keep us from loneliness. Pop culture is full of examples; rampant divorce, suicide, and drug use litter the landscape of Hollywood.

There are also stories in the Bible that talk both about people who had it all and still felt lonely and about people who had nothing but found what they needed by approaching God.

Solomon was a king of Israel to whom God granted immense wisdom. And he literally had it all: huge piles of gold, a giant palace, and hundreds of wives and concubines.

You’d think Solomon would have been the most content man on earth! But he wrote a book about how pointless life is: “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 2:11) You can hear his loneliness and desperation in that statement!

In comparison, one day when Jesus was walking through a town, he was met by a man with leprosy. Lepers were ten times more scary then than now; people were terrified of catching it. Lepers were outcasts and rejects, often abandoned by friends and family to beg on street corners just to have something to eat.

Picture this particular leper sitting in the dust and dirt, ignored by everyone who passed by. He had no one to turn to and not a penny to his name. He got up, walked up to Jesus, fell on his knees in the street, and asked to be made clean.

Jesus touched the leper – a person who had ly not been touched by another human being in years – and healed him. The now socially-acceptable man was ecstatic and went around telling everyone about it, although Jesus had instructed him otherwise.

His life suddenly had joy and meaning, despite the fact that he still had nothing and no one. What changed this former outcast’s world so entirely? Just one brief interaction with Jesus.

We weren’t made to be lonely

We were made to have a relationship with God.

It’s the one thing that can bring us our loneliness, because it’s the connection we were made to have.

That one interaction with Jesus, who is God, brought meaning, comfort and joy to the life of that leper, while all the jewels, gold, and women in the world didn’t bring meaning to Solomon’s life.

Having a personal relationship with God changes everything; it is the answer to our loneliness problem.

That said, does having a relationship with God protect us from feelings of loneliness for the rest of our lives? No. Simply put, the system is broken.

It’s a complicated story you can learn more about here, but our world is a damaged place. We are separated from God by our sin, our desire to live apart from God.

In this world, we cannot experience life the way it was meant to be, without loneliness or evil or sorrow or fear.

So now what?

Despite the fact loneliness is a reality of being human with no immediate cure, there are two things that can help in the here and now:

Community: how to deal with loneliness

Because we were created for connection, a big part of dealing with loneliness is to be in community. No friend will save you from being lonely ever again, but when you have people around you who care about you for who you are (not for your body, skills, money, or ability to hold alcohol) it can help you see you are not really alone.

In fact, science backs this up: the more friends you have and the more connected you are, the better your health. All you have to do is Google “Health Benefits of Friendship.

” Brene Brown, a researcher and expert on human interaction, explains it this way: “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.

” Sharing your life with people who love you helps you to see outside your own perspective and bring meaning to your life that you can remember in lonely moments.

Someone who understands your loneliness

Sometimes it’s hard to understand how believing in a God that you can’t see could possibly help you feel less lonely on a Friday night. But the Bible says God will never abandon his children, and he is near to all who call on his name. God loves you and desires relationship with you. He wants you to come to him when you are lonely!

Not only that, he understands. When Jesus was going through the worst hours of his life and about to be crucified, his friends abandoned him and even pretended they didn’t know him. Jesus knows what it is to be a lonely human.

The Bible says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

” (Psalm 34:18) What would it feel to know in your deepest moment of loneliness, you are not alone? The God who made you is with you and will never leave you!

You can have that

The sin that separated us from living in a world without loneliness is what keeps us from God now. No matter how good you are or how hard you try, you cannot overcome that separation. God sent Jesus to earth in order to restore our relationship with him – the Bible says that Jesus came to bind up the brokenhearted.

Jesus, the perfect son of God, died for your sins so that you could be clean the leper; you are no longer an outcast or a reject but a child of God. Tim Keller, a pastor and author, said this about how God views us: “The only eyes in the universe that can see you to the bottom, love you to the skies.

” God sees your worst moments and loves you all the same; he wants you to come to him.

Would you to start a relationship with God and let him help you in your moments of loneliness? You can do that right now by believing him and accepting him into your life through prayer, which is simply talking to God. God knows you and your heart, so the words don’t matter as much as the attitude in which you say them. Here’s a suggested prayer:

Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to you and ask you to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Thank you for being with me and for saying that you will never leave me. Please help me to feel your presence.

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What to Do When You Are Feeling Lonely in a Relationship

A Prayer When Feeing Lonely

Are you feeling lonely in your relationship? Most people believe that once you’re in a serious relationship, you will never feel lonely again.

How could you possibly feel alone when you’ve got someone on your side loving, supporting and motivating you?

However, if you’re feeling lonely in a relationship, you’re not alone

Every couple at some point experiences this problem… After some time, people start drifting apart. Things change.

You are still together and you still want to be together, but something is missing… Something is just wrong. What is this something? There may be a number of explanations you can think of; however, there is always only the one reason hidden behind ALL of them: our thoughts and feelings.

We approach relationships with very warped thinking patterns. We think that our partner is responsible for our happiness and fulfilling our dreams. As soon as our partner doesn’t do things that we want them to do, they become unsuitable.

When we start feeling that something is wrong, we tend to put the blame on the person closest to us. We feel let down, unseen, not cared for and not loved enough…

Various studies indicate that roughly 20% of the general population suffers from chronic loneliness at any given time, and in one recent study of older adults, 62.5% of people who reported being lonely were married and living with their partner!

Loneliness is determined by the subjective quality of our relationships not their objective quantity, nor just by whether we happen to be living with a spouse.

We may believe that marriage can save us from the ravages of loneliness, that is not so. Loneliness in a relationship often happens slowly, as the disconnection, we feel from our partner gradually increases over the years.

Loneliness is not the same as aloneness

The empty feeling within of aloneness comes from various forms of self-abandonment, such as not attending to our feelings, judging ourselves, turning to various addictions to avoid our painful feelings, or making someone else responsible for our feelings.

We will always feel alone and abandoned when we are abandoning ourselves. We will also feel lonely when we are abandoning ourselves because when we are not connected with ourselves, we cannot connect with another.

It is important to do a number of things when you’re starting to feel lonely in your relationship, and the following can help you start mending the disconnect you’re feeling.

1. Don’t isolate yourself

Loneliness can be a perpetual cycle as it leads to you further closing yourself off to the people around you, causing you to feel even lonelier.

If you’re feeling alone in your relationship, resist the temptation to hibernate in yourself, and your secluded routine. Get the house, and be around other people.

2. Talk to your partner

The absolute first thing you should do is talk to your partner about your feelings and the concerns you have with your relationship. Tell them that you have been feeling lonely lately, and express the reasons that you think this may be.

3. Be nice to yourself

Just because you’re feeling lonely in your relationship and experiencing some challenges in your life, doesn’t mean you need to become hard on yourself.

We all go through rough patches, and you need to remember to be kind to yourself and offer words of encouragement instead of self-diminishing.

4. Stop expecting too much

Try to understand that whatever you are feeling, your partner might be feeling too. Do not expect your partner to make you happy. Reach out to him/her and try to make THEM happy instead.

5. Don’t lose your identity

Most of us have probably at some point have been so caught up in a relationship, that we’ve lost who we are.

Perhaps you’ve lost touch with friends, or you no longer have time to pursue your own interests, or you feel that you have compromised on some many occasions that you no longer feel the relationship represents who you are.

5. Don’t overthink

When we are unhappy, we tend to think too much about our feelings. The more we think about them, the more we feel them. Concentrating on the good sides of our relationship other than crying about the bad ones is going to help a lot!

Find the positives instead of thinking too much about the negatives.

And also…

Don’t feel ashamed or guilty if you are feeling lonely in your relationship. Address it, try to understand why you’re feeling it, and concentrate on fixing it.

After all, suppressing your loneliness will never make it go away.

References:

  • //www.psychologytoday.com/

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Feeling Alone Status, Messages and Short Quotes About Loneliness

A Prayer When Feeing Lonely

Feeling Alone Status : Most often people fall in great depression during loneliness. Feeling alone is a reason of being isolated from others and when anyone being more self-centered. When some too close betrayed then it’s really create burden and loneliness.

Here we are going to share with you some Best Feeling Alone Status, messages, short quotes and captions about loneliness which will be your company during this kind of situation.

Just scroll down and you will find the best compilation about feeling alone which will help you to express your deep loneliness.

Extremely Feeling Alone Status

Feeling lonely, however, is not a direct cause of being alone. It’s possible to feel lonely in a crowd.

I hate when people say they miss you, but don’t make a effort to speak to you or see you.

I will wait till the day I can forget YOU or the day you realize you can’t forget Me.

Sometimes people have to cry out all their tears, to make room for a heart full of smiles.

I keep telling myself that I don’t miss you, and that I don’t love you, hoping someday I’ll believe it.

Sometimes in life it’s good to be Alone… so that No jackass can hurt you.

No one can ever take away the loneliness you left me with!

Black Friday Bowling’ Because those pins look A LOT those bitches in front of me in line this morning.

Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

I’m tired of everyone telling me about their special person when I desperately want one of my own.

Watching a romantic movie and getting pissed off about your non-existent love life.

Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone.

Feeling Alone Video Status

Loneliness is a part of you life. It teaches us that we are not complete in ourselves.

I have taken life on the sad side, and it had helped me to understand many many failures, many utter ruins.

Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space.

There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.

Touchy Feeling Alone Status

You can’t be lonely if you are in company of the person you’re alone with.

It isn’t the bad memories that make you sad, but the best ones that you can’t bring it back.

Loneliness is a part of you life. It teaches us that we are not complete in ourselves.

Why does it always have to be the one that you love the most hits you the hardest?

One day you’ll find someone who doesn’t care about your past because they want to be your future.

You May : Lonely Statuses and Messages

The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s being forgotten by someone you could not forget.

People say never give up, but sometimes giving up is the best option because you realize you’re just wasting your time.

It sucks how some people use you when they need you and then they put you aside you didn’t even matter to them from the beginning.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

I close my eyes, Cover my ears, I’m scared. Pinch my arms and say, It’s just a nightmare.

I hope one day you find someone who makes flowers grow in even the saddest parts of you.

sometimes it’s hard to keep on going, especially if it’s without you.

The most painful memory.. when I walked away and you let me go.

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I’m tired of everyone telling me about their special person when I desperately want one of my own.

Usually, people think that I’m a strong, happy person but behind my smiles they just don’t know how much I’m in pain and almost broken.

I sometimes feel people enjoy me being this way, that they’ve won or are superior to me. Enjoy it then, I hope you’re happy now.

And if you lonely girl I could be your only friend. You got some shit to say I suggest you hold it in.

Short Loneliness Quotes and Sayings

Possessiveness comes when there is fear Of losing A loved One, not Because they don’t trust U.

Life changes in just an instance whether its good or bad you need to embrace the change and make the best of it.

This explains my love for books and my major perfectly…F. Scott Fitzgerald is pure perfection!

I’ve endured the worst times alone. I don’t need anyone. If you’re in my life, it’s because I value you and want you there.

When I feel truly alone, with a sense of being lost, even empty inside, it is then I realize I have unknowingly moved away from God, so I move back.

Whenever you are stressed,eat chocolates,sweets etc, because when stressed is spelled backwards it becomes ‘DESSERTS’.

Standing alone doesn’t mean I am alone. It means I’m strong enough to handle things all by myself.

Never let little things such as what you were wearing that one day affect you, because in the longer run looking nice only gets you a inch of the way.

For my girls!! ?? May they ALWAYS feel Your presence but especially when they feel sad or lonely! A Prayer When You Feel Lonely.

I’m tired of getting my hopes up for things that will never happen.

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.

Sometimes it’s better to just quietly and privately miss someone than to let them know and still be ignored..!

Forgive me for my mistakes, I’m still a kid learning the responsibility of being an adult.

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Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.

It’s very easy to hurt someone and then say “sorry” but it’s really difficult to get hurt and then say – I m fine.

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

You always say you hate to see me hurt, and you hate to see me cry. So all those times that you hurt me, did you close your eyes?

Feeling Alone Status and Messages

No words to define my status right now!

I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is the end up with people that make you feel all alone !

Don’t trust too much, don’t love too much, don’t care too much because that ‘too much’ will hurt you so much!

A broken relationship would make you feel more lonely than when you were single.

Being SINGLE is a good feeling, no drama, and no heartaches. But, sometimes it gets lonely and you miss that feeling of being taken.

What is the point of you trying to get back in contact with me when you really have no interest or when you feel you cant be honest with me?

Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.

Sometimes all you ever want is someone to want and need you as much as you want and need them.

It hurts the worst when the person that made you feel so special yesterday, makes you feel so unwanted today.

It must be really sad to not be able to do something you love as the years go by.

I’m feeling a little lonely and unloved…I think I will go to the airport and go through a TSA pat down just to get a little action!

Almost every time someone hears my voice they leave, I am feeling it tonight!

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Why I turn on the TV: 10% to watch shows. 90% to use it as background noise so I feel less lonely while I’m on the Internet.

A thousand words couldn’t bring you back… I know this because I tried, neither could a thousand tears… I know this because I cried, you left behind a broken heart and happy memories too. but I never wanted memories. I only wanted you.

Sometimes when I say – I am okay. I want someone Too look me in the eyes Hug me tight and say – I know you’re not.

The only way is to move on, because if you don’t you’ll be suck where you are.

Dear, we hope that you have find these feeling alone status helpful. Though it’s hard to control thyself during this kind of circumstances but you may try some Inspirational Uplifting Quotes and famous motivational sayings to get relief and strengthen yourself.

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