Are you sad or lonely? Find 8 solutions!

Hera are some ideas I have just found on Twitter from Sue Ellson by” The Tiny Buda”. I think they are very true and helpful. I hope you´ll like them.

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” ~Joseph F. Newton

1. Connect through sports, hobbies or interests.

.Meet likeminded people who share something that you also love. They will make time for you; other people already have full calendars.

2. Borrow or adopt a dog and go walking.

People talk to people with dogs.

3. Talk to senior citizens.

They have plenty of wisdom, time, and advice that they can share. By listening, you are also validating them as well as yourself.

4. Expect it to be challenging.

It may be difficult for you, but don’t give up. Keep going but start with the easiest options first.

5. Find out why you feel lonely. 

Perhaps there is some bitterness, resentment, or guilt that you are carrying around. It is time to forgive and forget.

6. Celebrate

Develop new routines and rituals to celebrate special occasions and reward your new healthy behaviors.

7. Be brave.

It takes courage and persistence to overcome your bad habits—but it all starts with you, not someone else. Ask for help, seek some guidance, but take full responsibility for your happiness.

8. Dream big.

Visualize what you want in the future and watch it materialize. Keep your vision sharp and clear.

Can you see how none of these suggest finding a partner or fixing the one you have? Isn’t that liberating? By connecting through various people, activities, or regular commitments, you are no longer dependent on a partner to complete you or help you overcome your feelings of loneliness.

And you may just find that when you are no longer lonely, you will be happy—with or without a partner.


About Sue Ellson

Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI is the Founder and Director of Newcomers Network, a socially responsible business providing information, events and advocacy for newcomers and networkers in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Sue started this enterprise in 1999 as a result of her own difficult transition from Adelaide to Melbourne. Connect directly to Sue via LinkedIn.

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