How To Not Feel Lonely Anymore

The Angry Therapist
3 min readDec 18, 2023

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Feeling lonely is a common experience, but there are ways to alleviate that sense of loneliness and foster a greater sense of connection. Before we dive into how to not feel lonely anymore, I want to first talk about the difference between “being lonely,” and “experiencing loneliness.”

Being lonely and experiencing loneliness may sound similar, but there is a distinct difference between the two. Being lonely is often tied to our sense of self-worth. It can make us feel like we are lacking something or that we are not valuable enough to have meaningful connections with others. This perception of loneliness can be detrimental to our self-esteem and overall well-being.

On the other hand, experiencing loneliness is a natural human emotion that we all go through at times. It doesn’t define our worth or reflect negatively on us. Loneliness is simply a feeling of being disconnected or isolated from others, and it is a part of the human experience. Understanding this distinction is important because it allows us to separate our feelings of loneliness from our sense of self-worth.

By recognizing that loneliness is a temporary emotion and not a reflection of our value as individuals, we can approach it with more compassion and understanding. We can acknowledge our loneliness without letting it define us or dictate our self-perception. This perspective shift can help us navigate through loneliness with greater resilience and seek out meaningful connections that can alleviate those feelings.

Now, let’s talk about how to not feel lonely anymore.

One effective strategy is to make an effort to build new friendships. Engaging in community-based activities, such as fitness classes, yoga classes, or salsa dancing lessons, can provide opportunities to meet new people and potentially form meaningful connections. It’s important to remember that your effort doesn’t have to be forced; it can be organic. Simply saying “hi” and starting a conversation can go a long way in initiating a friendship.

I understand that for introverts, like myself, this can be challenging. However, challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone can lead to rewarding experiences and new connections. By engaging with others and being open to new friendships, you can create a support…

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The Angry Therapist

Author of “I Used To Be A Miserable F*CK” and “Single. on Purpose.” IG: theangrytherapist