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Savvy Tips For Curbing Your Loneliness

The ability to be and stay healthy requires you to address any challenges you’re facing in your life. It could be that you’re feeling very lonely lately and aren’t sure how to deal with these emotions. It’s worth taking the time to review the following suggestions so you can feel happier and more engaged in life.

Work on curbing your loneliness, and you’ll soon find that your days start to look a little brighter. Keep in mind that you have to be willing to put yourself out there and try new experiences if you want to succeed at this and find more contentment.

Find Companionship

Curb your loneliness by choosing not to completely isolate yourself day in and day out. Companionship comes in all forms such as you spending time with a friend, visiting with the elderly or focusing more on your love life and experimenting with an option such as to fill your time. The key is to surround yourself with others regularly and try to schedule in more social activities that get you out of the house and interacting with others.

Get A Pet

Another idea for how you can feel less lonely is to get a pet that can help keep you company. They require love and attention and will bring a lot of joy to your life. If you own a dog, then you can also take it outside for runs or walks with you. Animals are wonderful to have around the house and will be there to greet you in the morning when you get up and after work when you’ve had a long day. The playfulness and cuteness of pets is sure to immediately cheer you up and get you out of a bad mood any day of the week.

Volunteer Your Time

You can also curb your loneliness by choosing to volunteer your time and help others who are in need. This experience will quickly snap you out of your funk and allow you to witness all the joy that comes from you putting a smile on someone else’s face. Don’t be surprised if you make a lot of new friends while you’re at it and simply feel more connected to your community after putting in some time with a charity that is meaningful to you. This type of commitment will also have you practicing gratitude for what you do have and feeling more content when you begin reflecting on all of your blessings.

Plan A Trip

All you may need to start curbing your loneliness is to get out of your daily routine for a while. For instance, plan a trip with friends or family and go someplace where you can relax, rejuvenate and socialize with people you love being around. This will be especially healing if you live alone or spend a lot of time in the office and haven’t done much for yourself lately. Use this as a time to practice self-care by scheduling a massage, sitting by the pool or getting lost in a good book.


  • Lauryn R

    These are great tips, thanks for sharing! I definitely think that getting a pet is a HUGE help in so many ways when you are alone. My dad has been living alone since us kids left, but he has always had a cat to keep him company. Also, as a stay at home mom the kitten that my husband got me in October has been such a help for my loneliness!

  • Tamra Phelps

    I’m probably more introvert than extrovert, but everyone needs human contact once in a while. These are all good ideas, I think. I especially like the volunteering idea. You’re likely to meet people who share your interests.