I often talk to my clients about how lonely they are. I see that many of our members feel the same way. And this makes me think about all the different ways to feel lonely.
Feeling lonely? And if so, what kind of lonely are you? And how is it affecting you?
You can be lonely because you spend a lot of time alone. Or because you have people in your life, like co-workers, but few if any people who you can sit down with and have a conversation. On the other hand, you can have tons of “friends” that keep your social calendar packed, but nobody that you would feel comfortable sitting down with and talking about what’s really going on with you. And you can be in a committed relationship but still not feel emotionally connected with your partner.
Being lonely can have an impact on your wellness, physical, mental and emotional. Loneliness may be a factor in developing certain conditions like cardiovascular disease. It may have a negative impact on your ability to think clearly and make decisions. And loneliness may affect your ability to deal with stressful events, as well a factor in depression.
I posted an article awhile back on what to do when you’re feeling lonely. Here’s a link:
How do handle those moments of loneliness in your life? Anything you did to bring more supportive people in your life? Need some ideas?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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