Loneliness has been called an epidemic.
And the U.S. Surgeon General said:
“Loneliness can be fatal.
The mortality rate of loneliness is equal to smoking
15 cigarettes a day (for years).
And is greater than the mortality associated with obesity.”
All age groups are affected by loneliness.
The United Kingdom even has a
Minister Of Loneliness.
That’s an official government position!
All of this could seem concerning.
But here is what I want you to remember:
Loneliness or lonely is a feeling.
Like all feelings it is caused by a thought you are thinking.
No one makes us feel lonely.
We feel what we feel because we think what we think.
You can stop feeling lonely by:
1. Changing your thinking, and
2. Taking action.
I had a client who felt lonely.
She had stopped going to networking and social events.
She stopped interacting with others.
I asked her about this.
Her thoughts were:
- Everybody else already has their cliques/friends.
- I don’t fit in.
- People don’t like me.
These thoughts made her feel:
She realized these thoughts and feelings were not serving her.
She found new thoughts to think:
- I can make new friends
- I can find people at events that I connect with.
- I have a lot to offer and people like me.
These thoughts caused her to feel:
After practicing these thoughts, she began going to events.
She made connections.
She found friends.
She stopped feeling lonely.
You can do the same.
Please don’t let loneliness be a terminal disease for you.
You can choose to think, feel and act your way out of loneliness.
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