Tips to empower you when you’re feeling lonely
You are connected to the world: right now, you are sharing this experience of loneliness with young people all around the world. Remember that loneliness is a universal experience – a part of being human.
- You are in control:
you can use the power within yourself to make positive changes to your life. You could do this by relaxing, reflecting or doing a new hobby. I believe in you. You can take action.
- You can embrace your creativity:
try to represent your experience through art and creativity and share it with others. Own your experience. Take its power away. Share it with the world.
- You are cared for:
- friends and family (or your created family). They are already out there. Reach out and let them in.
- You deserve quality relationships:
make building quality relationships a priority over a quantity of relationships. The bonds you have with people can help to combat loneliness. Take time to strengthen your relationships. Tell yourself you deserve this.
Your hobbies and interests are important: we care about what you enjoy. It could be anything from finding a new TV show to learning a new sport. Remember that the things that feel a little scary can help us grow.
- You can express your emotions in a healthy way:
practice sitting with your emotions. Being present with your emotions. Reflecting and accepting your emotions. Connect to you. Journal, doodle, voice-memo and express yourself.
- You can get curious about guilt and shame:
try and have a conversation with them. Tell guilt and shame that you are not to blame for your feelings of loneliness. Remind yourself that it is not your fault. That these feelings are okay.
- You are unique:
not following the crowd doesn’t make you alone, it makes you unique.i love who you are. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
You are allowed to open up: opening up about how you feel is not a weakness, it is courageous. Try sharing how you feel with someone you trust. Getting honest and vulnerable can help create connection.
By taking the time to read my tips you have taken the first step to telling yourself that you deserve support.😊
Remember that I’m in this with you and you are not alone.😊
Stay Happy Stay Healthy spread Happiness take care of yourself and your loved ones 😊❤️
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