5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

The feeling of loneliness is common among everyone. Maybe you’ve experienced neglect or just are in need of a deeper connection. Feelings of loneliness can also result from a heartbreak, losing someone you love, relocating to a new city, or social shyness.

The feeling of loneliness causes a painful feeling of isolation or abandonment, and can often result in depression. The good news is, it doesn’t last forever.

5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness:

1. Reach out to a local group– It’s important not to isolate yourself. Though you may feel all alone, there are plenty of enriching groups to join to help restore encouragement and connectedness back in your life. West Angeles Church has several ministry’s available for you to join.  The Brotherhood Organization, Women’s Ministries, Young Adult MinistryChildren’s Ministry, and many more. Click here to see all of  West Angeles’ Ministries.

2. Focus on loving yourself. Learn to love your own company. Can you honestly say you love yourself? We often place so much energy into loving others and forget to put that same energy into loving ourselves. Once you grow to truly love yourself, the idea of being alone can actually be enjoyable.

5. See a therapist. A licensed therapist/counselor can help you sort through your feelings and determine why you are feeling lonely. That person can help you see things from a new perspective. A therapist can provide you with exercises and strategies to overcome feelings of loneliness. Click here to contact The West Angeles Counseling Center

3. Meditation. Meditation allows you to feel ultimate peace and joy from within. When meditating, all of your past traumas and future worries fade, allowing you to be present with God. Knowing God is with you provides the ultimate comfort when feeling lonely. Click here to listen to Christian guided meditation.

4. Keep yourself active. It’s important to keep yourself busy and active. Go to your nearest farmers market, try working out, or clean out your closet. Accomplishing things with keep you feeling busy and empowered.

You can be in a relationship, have a large group of friends, and still feel lonely. Feelings of loneliness are your emotions sending signals that you are in need of change. Change is not easy, but it can be done.  

(Ephesians 4:23-24) To be renewed in the spirit of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.