MENTAL HEALTH

Why We Feel Lonely And What We Can Do About It

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According to Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, man is by nature an animal of pleasure. The most lonely people who do not live with people in any society. The human brain has a cord that depends on social networking to thrive. Whenever you are cut off from these links, your brain will often create feelings of pain and sadness. Loneliness is a feeling that causes people to feel lonely, unwanted and empty. So it is politically correct that as a person, you cannot live alone. You need to connect with people to define who you are.

Loneliness can damage your health. It can affect your mental and physical health. When it affects you mentally, you experience a condition such as insomnia because you cannot completely sleep. Studies show that loneliness can increase your risk of depression in adulthood. In the worst cases, loneliness is known to create suicidal thoughts and can motivate you to take your own life.

Apart from affecting your mental health, this condition can also affect your health. Studies have shown that people who experience chronic loneliness eat unhealthy foods that lower their immune system. They are at risk of heart attack. In addition to your health, loneliness can also affect your behavior. Many lonely ones tend to resort to drug abuse in certain situations.

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So, in a world full of loved ones and many pleasures, why do people feel lonely? Here are three reasons why:

  1. Loneliness can be inherited
    You could inherit loneliness from your parents. Studies show that there are at least 15 genetic variants that can cause loneliness. It is these qualities that make you want to isolate yourself.

A good example of people who are lonely with an inheritance is an introduction. These are people who choose to live alone. They have a reserved and quiet personality and are frustrated by the social involvement that involves so many people. Some people are born with a sense of humor, while others pick up the element because of their upbringing.

  1. The fullness expected of friends
    Have you ever felt lonely while hanging out with a group of friends? You may feel that way. Having lots of friends is no guarantee that you will never be lonely. Friendships are built on relationships and are often emotionally attached to each other. If you do not feel connected to most of your friends, you will feel lonely. Lonely people think that having friends will help them solve their problems. Unfortunately, not everyone in your social circle will help you when you are in trouble. Very few will provide support, so you should strive to be quality and not overwhelming with friends.

“If you want a friend, you will find it very rare. If you go out and be friends, you will find them everywhere. “- Zig Ziglar

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  1. You are very firm
    Some people are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting ways to put themselves in their place. If you are the type of person who stays in a social circle and stays quiet all the time when other people are having a conversation, then you contribute to your loneliness. Such behavior will make it difficult for other people to reach out to you and to seek intimacy with you.
  2. Social media tricks
    Ideally, social media should include people but, strangely enough, it makes people feel lonely. How did this happen? People tend to put their best interests into social media even if it is not true. If you are busy exploring photos of your friends or colleagues about their so-called “perfect health” lives, you may feel left out.

A recent study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology found a link between social media and loneliness.

Knowing why people are so lonely, what do you do about it then? Here are some tips to help you get rid of loneliness:

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  1. Participate in sports
    You know that you are lonely when you feel down and sad because you are alone. The journey to avoid loneliness begins with you. There are many activities you can do to feel connected to people. For example, you could participate in sports such as marathon or cycling races near you. At such sports events, you have the opportunity to meet many people and it is impossible to feel alone.
  2. Volunteer in community service
    Commitment gives you the opportunity to focus on the needs of others. It is difficult to feel lonely when caring for the elderly at home or when cooking for the homeless. Borrowing your hand will leave you feeling fulfilled and will also help you to keep your mind off the sad thoughts associated with loneliness.

“The loneliness and loneliness it brings are usually the days when caterpillars get their wings. Remember that the next time you feel lonely. ”- Mandy Hale

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  1. Go for treatment
    When you experience chronic loneliness, you need help. You can get the services of a therapist who will help you understand the issues that cause you to be isolated from other people. Treatment will give you new ideas for your problems and help you understand your feelings better.
  2. Detach from social platforms
    As shown above, social networking is another factor that contributes to loneliness. If you happen to spend a lot of time on these social media platforms, you need to stop and re-evaluate your health. If you do, you will find that there is much you can do with your life away from these platforms. However, you can decide to browse these platforms once in a while based on your efficiency with your loneliness management.

The conclusion
Loneliness is a complex emotion that can affect anyone. What matters is how you react when you feel that way. If you want to be happy and live a full life, you need to deal with problems in your life that make you sad and unhappy.

The process of overcoming loneliness begins with focusing on the more important things in life, such as socializing. Often, it is difficult for people to see that you are sad and lonely, so you should try to look at yourself.

How do you keep your mental health checked especially when you feel lonely? Please share your tips for everyone to read below!

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