Loneliness, whether it is chronic or mild, is a very delicate emotional issue to deal with. A solitary behavior has gravely affected almost 41% percent of American adults. Consequently, the overall being of these people had suffered dire consequences which include a weaker immune system, inflammations, cardiovascular problems, and obesity among others. This negative behavior causes an inevitable threat to both health and longevity, if not immediately controlled or preempted. Also, loneliness is closely associated with chronic depression. In this regard, socialization and other relations are at stake due to perceptual distortion. This a belief that friends, his or her family care less about them. Perceptual distortion is an unseen trap for some people that could lead to a sense of social isolation. Commonly, it is characterized as emotionally raw. This is not a healthy behavior in the sense that a person becomes hesitant to risk rejection by seeking some advice from those people who could be pivotal factors to decrease their loneliness to a large extent.
- Re-evaluation of caring and commitment gestures. Do this when you are angry and learn how to dismiss it calmly by treating a negative reaction as insignificant. Try to re-label the previous positive gestures of other people in your life. Doing so, it establishes a strong and formidable reconnection.
- Develop a creative reaching out approach by keeping it positive all the time. Ponder about your good times together.
- Revisiting your most memorable places together. This will reignite your connection to one another and refuel your old feelings in the past.
- Do not hesitate to do new things together. Share experiences to bring back the closeness and regenerate the feelings of excitement just like before.
- Practice the perspective-taking approach. This is an essential tool for enhancing your relationships to alleviate loneliness gradually. Improve your sense of thoughts by taking a deep breath and absorb the perspectives of another person to become more understanding deepen your sense of commitment and trust.
It takes faith, hope, and courage to finally get out of a trap caused by solitary behavior. Get reconnected with your old self again. Ponder about the happiest moments of your life. Count your blessings and be thankful each day.