How To Survive Loneliness- During the holidays and beyond!

Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation.

 Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future.

Feeling sad and unhappy about being socially isolated.

Loneliness can be normal and is only an indicator of underlying disease when feelings become excessive,  all-consuming, and interfere with daily living.

It’s a natural human feeling. If you are alone or feeling unwanted or unloved or something similar, you’re going to feel lonely. Feeling lonely all of the time could mean that you’re longing for something more than what you currently have to fill your loneliness.

Researchers have found that loneliness is just as lethal as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Lonely people are 50 percent more likely to die prematurely than those with healthy social relationships. There are several reasons why loneliness can be deadly. … Stress will also affect you more if you’re lonely.

Loneliness: Loneliness is a feeling of emptiness inside you; you feel isolated or separated from everyone, cut off from those you would like to have contact with. … Instead, loneliness is the feeling of sadness about being alone.

• A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Symptoms may include: * Restless sleep* Early awakening * Rumination is the process of continuously thinking about the same thoughts, which tend to be sad or dark, is called rumination. A habit of rumination can be dangerous to your mental health, as it can prolong or intensify Volunteering, attending a community or religious events, or taking a class may help form new friendships and reduce loneliness. Going for a meal, coffee, or a walk with family or friends may also help. I personally recommend taking dancing lessons. You get to meet friendly people who are also looking to interact with other human beings. It is good to focus your thoughts on what you have in your life, instead of what you don’t have. Embrace loneliness and use it to reinvent yourself in the process.  as well as impair your ability to think and process emotions.