Dealing with loneliness is something I have gone through much of my entire life. To an extent I can say I have been able to deal with it so far pretty well. Though loneliness can be a thing that can rip you asunder and make you bleed white Kool-Aid.
Don’t oh ya me either I was not that lonely…
Loneliness would be possible for a person like me who is an entrepreneur. Usually our struggle is alone and not known by the wider public much less our friends. That goes for youtubers, freelancers who work at home and other professions that require some amount of solitude for an extended time period.
Loneliness feels like everyone is there but not there, like the road is lined with food but you cannot take any. A coldness runs through your veins, the only warmth is in your head because it is thinking too much. You hear the slightest things around you. I do not know if you feel like that at times, maybe that is my version of loneliness but I am sure yours is different, with us having different minds.
So how do I deal with loneliness, I actually don’t. When I feel it, I just push on as I always do or do something else. Keeping connections with people is important, because that isolation can get to you. But I will admit I am used to it by now.
So it does not faze me as much. When I was younger it made me sad and really wreaked my psyche. Finding someone to talk to was hard enough, finding someone I want to be around was difficult in that respect. To some extent I had to accept that It would be in my best interest to control my mental state instead of letting it control me.
But for short time relief I decided to go out more and seek more out of life than I was used to doing. Something fun maybe, being around people usually does not curb my loneliness having fun especially with the people I care about does.
So I just think positive and move forward. Moping leads to negativity which quickly leads to depression and you want none of that at the end of the day. So if you are feeling down, do something else. Feeling lost and lonely, call up a friend or go out somewhere and have fun.
Do not let loneliness creep into your life and have you feeling down.
David Shaw is a certified nerd and scum of the earth. Jamaican by birth, he enjoys long walks and the simple things in life. He is also an entrepreneur, writer and graphic designer. Support him on Patreon. Check out his work on his website or follow his mundane madness on twitter @davidcs_aw, google, pinterest